Since 1969, the national voice for rural housing and community development programs.

Sweat Equity

REPORT: Fifty Years of Self-Help Housing
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NRHC’s report celebrates the 50th anniversary and 50,000th home built through the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, designed to assist eligible families in achieving their dreams of homeownership.

Our Work

About the Coalition
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NRHC works to promote and defend the principle that rural people have the right — regardless of income — to a decent, affordable place to live, clean drinking water, and basic community services.

Coronavirus Crisis

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The National Rural Housing Coalition urges Congress to take action aimed at protecting current rural housing borrowers and helping to jump-start rural economies by investing in housing programs and water and wastewater financing.


Support Funding for Rural Housing
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Find tips and other resources to strengthen your organization’s advocacy efforts to support rural housing.

Congratulations President Biden and Vice President Harris

TO: President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris.  Congratulations on your victory.  As you take office, we urge you to address the pressing need for decent housing in rural America  A recent Wall Street Journal article noted, “Fewer homes are being built per household than almost any other time in US history, and it is even […]

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Fiftieth Anniversary

Fifty years of fighting for quality affordable rural housing.


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Year End Wrap-Up

Dec 21, 2020 The House just released the FY 21 Omnibus Appropriations/ COVID relief bill. The bill is more than 5000 pages long.  The COVID…
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