Forest County USDA Loan

What areas of Forest County are eligible for the USDA Mortgage Program?

The USDA has zoned ALL of Forest County as geographically eligible for their USDA Rural Development Loan, including the largest town of Marienville and the county seat of Tionesta. All of Forest County is geographically eligible for the No Down Payment USDA Mortgage Program.

To check to see if a specific home in Forest County, Pennsylvania is USDA Eligible call 717-745-8380 or email

USDA Eligible Areas in Forest County, Pennsylvania


Eligible Towns

  • Clarington

  • Cooksburg

  • East Hickory

  • Endeavor

  • Marienville

  • Porkey

  • Tionesta

  • West Hickory

  • all other areas are eligible

Eligible Townships

  • Barnett Township

  • Green Township

  • Harmony Township

  • Hickory Township

  • Howe Township

  • Jenks Township

  • Kingsley Township

  • Tionesta Township

  • Spring Creek Township


Note: This list is an indicator of USDA Eligible Areas for Forest County but does not necessarily include every possible eligible area. If you do not see your town listed, feel free to contact us to double check. All of Forest County, Pennsylvania is in a USDA Eligible Area.

Forest County Pennsylvania USDA Household Income Limits 

appetizer (5).png

If your Income exceeds the listed figures, you may still qualify. The USDA allows for several deductions which may allow your Household Income to fit within their Maximum Adjusted Income Guidelines.   

Deductions to reduce your USDA Household Income Calculation

  • $480 for each minor child living in the household

  • $480 for any student living in the household who is not on the mortgage application

  • $400 for each disabled household member who is not on the mortgage application

  • Documented Child Care Expenses for household members under the age of 13

  • Documented Medical/Disability Expenses for household members age 62 or older (this deduction is allowable if the expense exceeds 3% of the household income)