FY 2019 Appropriations Request Forms

Below are appropriations request forms for FY 2019: FY 2019 Self-Help Approps Request Form FY 2019 MPR Approps Request Form FY19 DOL Approps Request Form FY 2019 Section 516-514 Approps Request Form FY 2019 Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Loans Approps Request Form FY 2019 Section 502 Approps Request Form

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New Census Report on 2015 Poverty and Income Highlights the Urban/Rural Divide

Over the past 8 years, rural and urban economies have generally exhibited similar economic trends. However, in 2015, there was a sharp divergence (click to enlarge).

Today, the US Census Bureau released their annual report on poverty and income. Economists predicted an increase of 1 to 2 percent in incomes in 2015, but the report showed a surprising 5.2 percent increase. A closer look at the data reveals a stark contrast between the economy in urban and rural communities. Urban Areas on the…

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Report: Reflecting on 50 Years of Success

Throughout rural America communities confront the lack of safe and affordable housing. Rural communities have less access to affordable credit options and lower incomes, which in turn leads to increased instances of persistent poverty. Additionally, many rural communities face substandard housing and lack of plumbing. Because of these issues, rural Americans are often unable to…

Ask Your Senators To Support USDA Rural Housing Funding

Sen. Schumer (D-NY) released a Dear Colleague Letter asking fellow Senators to join him in urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to fund critical USDA Rural Housing programs! Please CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY and ask them to (1) Sign the Schumer Dear Colleague Letter and (2) Submit an Appropriations Request for these programs! Senators can sign on by contacting Lane Bodian (Lane_Bodian@schumer.senate.gov) by March 24. Resources…

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…

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Support Funding for USDA Rural Housing Programs

Last week, Rep. Hinojosa (D-TX) and Sean Duffy (R-WI) released a bipartisan Dear Colleague Letter asking Members of Congress to join them in urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund critical USDA Rural Housing programs! Please CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY and ask them to (1) Sign the Hinojosa/Duffy Dear Colleague Letter and (2) Submit an Appropriations…

Housing and Community Development Organizations Boosted the Rural Economy by $380 Million and 40,000 Jobs in 2013

Today, the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) published a new report, “Impact Report: The Economic and Human Impact of Nonprofit Organizations on Rural America,” summarizing the results of its annual survey of over 100 rural housing and community development organizations. The report estimates that in 2013 alone, nonprofit organizations generated $380 million in economic activity and…

USDA Leaves $100 Million In Rural Affordable Housing Funds on the Table

On Monday, October 27, NRHC delivered a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, criticizing the Department’s failure to spend $100 million in program funding that aims to help families in rural America obtain and improve affordable housing. NRHC asserts that demand for rural housing assistance remains high, but USDA did not process applications in a timely…

HAC Conference: 502 Packaging Training

For those of you attending HAC’s Rural Housing Conference this December! This year, HAC is offering a three-day advanced course covering USDA Rural Development’s Section 502 Direct Loan Program at the December Conference. The course provides invaluable insight as to how this homeownership financing resource can be utilized. Learn how to assist potential borrowers and…

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