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2014 NRHC Budget Bulletins

January 6, 2014 – Tell President Obama to Make Rural Housing A Priority January 9, 2014 – Tomorrow is the Deadline to Tell President Obama to Make Rural Housing a Priority January 13, 2014 – Announcing NRHC’s 2014 Board of Directors January 14, 2014 – FY14 Omnibus Advances January 15, 2014 – FY14 HUD Budget January 28, 2014 – Farm Bill Agreement Includes “Rural Definition” Provision January 29, 2014 – House Passes Farm Bill with “Rural Definition” Provision February 4, 2014 – Senate Passes Farm Bill with “Rural Definition” Provision February 24, 2014 – CDBG, Tax Reform, FY15 Appropriations March 4, 2014 – USDA Plan to Implement “Rural Definition” March 4, 2014 No. 2 – President’s FY15 Budget: Race To The Bottom March 12, 2014 – Ask Your Representatives to Support Rural Housing March 14, 2014 – House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing March 20, 2014 – Call Your Senators and Representatives March 27, 2014 – Deadline Tomorrow! Please Call Your Representatives March 28, 2014 – Senate Deadline is Less Than 1 Week Away March 31, 2014 – 78 Representatives Sign “Dear Colleague” Letter April 3, 2014 – Sign NRHC’s Petition April 4, 2014 – House Subcommittee Hearing, NRHC Launches Petition May 6, 2014 – “Rural Definition” Milestone, House THUD Subcommittee May 19, 2014 – House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Markup May 23, 2014 – Senate Appropriations Committee Markup May 30, 2014 – House Appropriations Committee Markup June 25, 2014 – Advocating for Rural Housing Programs at Home June 30, 2014 – NRHC Releases New Report, Launches Social Media Campaign July 9, 2014 – Senate Confirms Castro as HUD Secretary August 14, 2014 – Register TODAY for NRHC’s Social Media Webinar August 20, 2014 – “Rural Definition” Victory August 26, 2014 – Spending Down Section 502 Direct Funding August 27, 2014 – “Rural Definition” Update: Rural In Character September 8, 2014 – NRHC Launches its 2014 Impact Survey September 10, 2014 – Senate Confirmation Hearing: Lisa Mensah September 17, 2014 – Bipartisan Housing Summit, Congress Enacts Continuing Resolution September 25, 2014 – Congress Extends Rural Definition Through CR October 1, 2014– Reminder: 2014 Impact Surveys Due Monday, October 6 October 6, 2014– Survey Deadline Extended to Friday, October 10 October 27, 2014 – USDA Leaves $100 Million in Rural Housing Funds On The Table, NRHC Board Nominations December 4, 2014 – Tell the President to Make Rural Housing A Priority! December 8, 2014 – Update on Hinojosa Letter to President Obama December 9, 2014 – Call Your Representatives Today and Tomorrow December 10, 2014 – Congress Reaches an FY15 Budget...
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Ensuring Safe Water and Sewer Services

We believe that all rural people — regardless of income — deserve access to basic community services, like safe water and sewer systems.


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Supporting Farm Labor Housing

We support the USDA’s Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing programs that aim to improve the quality of life and economic opportunity for rural farmworkers.


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Promoting Affordable Rental Housing

We strongly support the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program as a model for addressing rental housing needs for our most vulnerable residents.


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Opportunities for Rural Homeownership

Two of rural housing programs — the Section 502 Direct Loan program and the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing program — stand out as two of the best ways to meet rural housing needs.


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Barriers to Affordable Rural Housing

Because of higher, more persistent levels of poverty and limited access to affordable mortgage credit, rural communities often struggle to meet the housing needs of its residents.


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