On January 17, 2014 President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and effectively postponing any changes to Snohomish County's USDA eligible areas. On page 1544 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 the .pdf reads:
YouTube Video of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014
USDA home financing is an important home loan program for Snohomish County home buyers, as well as sellers.
For buyers who qualify, USDA financing allows them to purchase with zero down in certain geographical areas and sellers receive benefits because their home can be purchased by more buyers than if USDA boundaries had been changed.
What Cities Qualify for USDA Financing?
- In the East: Lake Stevens,, Monroe, Sultan, Startup, Gold Bar, Index
- In the North: Marysville (far north), Stanwood, Arlington, Darrington
- In the South: Snohomish