In his Year-End Report, Rep. Fortenberry (R-NE) discusses his common-sense Rural Definition legislation, H.R. 273 The Rural Housing Preservation Act. Rep. Fortenberry warns that without Congressional action on his bill, more than 900 rural communities will lose access to what is often their only source of federal housing funding. “For communities across the nation, [changes to the definition of rural] could mean the difference between continued economic struggle and a stronger recovery.”
Learn more about how the Rural Definition issue impacts your community and what you can do to help ensure that low-income families can continue to access critical USDA Rural Housing programs!