Support Rural Economies

By any measure, most of rural America has still not recovered from the Great Recession. According to the Economic Research Service, since 2007, rural median income has averaged 20 percent below the urban median. Over 15 percent of all rural counties, more than 300 across the country, are persistently poor with at least 20 percent…

Rural Housing Coalition Celebrates 50 Years of Improving Housing Conditions Across America

Over 40 rural organizations gathered in Washington, DC to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Rural Housing Coalition WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) held a two-day meeting on December 3-4, 2019, in Washington D.C., marking the coalition’s 50th Anniversary. A commemorative pin and poster was released by…

Shutdown Impacts Rural Housing

As the budget stalemate in Washington drags on the consequences and impacts are becoming clearer and increasingly disturbing. Without any justification, the Administration has closed 25 percent of the federal government and among the casualties are agencies with the responsibility for financing affordable housing, clean drinking water, and community opportunity. NRHC members have reported about…

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…

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Greystone Leads Effort to Upgrade Rural Housing

Greystone Leads Effort to Upgrade Rural Housing for the Poor Shortages of affordable, low-income housing are reaching crisis proportions in some parts of the U.S. Plantation Apartments in Richmond Hill, Ga. New York finance firm Greystone & Co. has teamed up with federal and state agencies in Georgia to preserve 1,310 low-income rental apartments built…

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Neighbors build each other’s homes in Wasco

Edgar and Naomi Bermudez shuffle rock that will be used for the foundation of their new home 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…

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…

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…

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