September 19, 2011 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) utilizes a specific definition of rural to establish "Eligible Areas" for rural housing programs administered by its Rural Development (RD) agency. The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) investigated potential impacts to current USDA-RD eligible area designations that may result from statutory changes mandated after population figures from the 2010 Decennial Census are released.
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