House FY 2020 Appropriations Requests

The deadline for requests to the House Agriculture subcommittee of Appropriations is April 4th. If you have not done so, we urge you to contact your Representative now. Members are inundated with requests, so the sooner your rural housing request are in, the more time staff will have to process and include them in their Boss’s request to the Committee. Below you will also find templates for...
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Congress Deals Rural Housing Organizations a Mixed Hand

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Bob Rapoza National Rural Housing Coalition 1331 G St NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC  20005 Phone: (202) 393-5225 Fax (202) 393-3034 Congress holds on passing rural housing funding, despite strong indications for the need and history of strong bipartisan support Washington, D.C. -- October 1, 2018 -- On Friday, the House of Representatives adjourned to focus on the midterm...
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Neighbors build each other’s homes in Wasco

ABOVE: Edgar and Naomi Bermudez shuffle rock that will be used for the foundation of their new home in Wasco. Dozens of families in Wasco are building new homes for each other, taking part in a program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and guided by the nonprofit, Self Help Enterprises. The new homeowners don’t need a dollar for a down payment. Instead, they are required to...
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Self-Help Homes groundbreaking in Provo, UT

Construction begins for seven families in Provo, Utah. Project supported by Self-Help Homes. FULL STORY: Seven families in Southern Utah are anxious to get started on what will be their new homes. A groundbreaking ceremony in LaVerkin last Wednesday turned over shovels of dirt, that will soon become a foundation. Four of the new homes will be built in LaVerkin and the other three in Toquerville....
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Dear Colleague: Support Adequate Funding for USDA Rural Housing Service in the FY19 Budget

Congressmen Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Jim Costa (D-CA) are leading a Dear Colleague in support of USDA Rural Housing programs. Below, find the letter. Support Adequate Funding for USDA Rural Housing Service in the FY19 Budget DEADLINE: March 12, 2018 Dear Colleague, Please join Representatives Sean Duffy and Jim Costa in sending the following letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on...
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