USDA – Rehabilitation Construction

Rehabilitation construction includes all repairs to or replacement of present elements of an existing building , such as windows, stairs, flooring, or wiring; rearrangement of rooms by the relocation of partitions or by the installation of new bathrooms and kitchens; or the general replacement of the interior of a building. This may or may not include changes to structural elements such as floor systems, columns or load bearing interior or exterior walls. Rehabilitation construction and with the provisions of the program handbook for the particular program. New construction on cleared or vacant land or additions to an existing building which enlarge the floor area or height of the building, meeting the standards for new construction.