24 CFR 598.100 - Eligibility requirements.
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A nominated urban area is eligible for designation in accordance with this part only if the area:
(2) The greater of 50,000 or ten percent of the population of the most populous city located within the nominated area;
(b) Is one of pervasive poverty, unemployment and general distress, as described in § 598.110;
(c) Does not exceed twenty square miles in total land area, excluding up to three noncontiguous developable sites that are exempt from the poverty criteria;
(d) Has a continuous boundary, or consists of not more than three non-contiguous parcels meeting the poverty criteria, and not more than three noncontiguous developable sites exempt under § 598.115(c)(1) from the poverty rate criteria;
(e) Is located entirely within the jurisdiction of the unit or units of general local government making the nomination, and is located in no more than two contiguous States; and
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