Free and Low-Cost Social Media Tools for Rural Housing Organizations

Join the National Rural Housing Coalition September 15, 2022 at 3pm Eastern to learn about free and low-cost tools to manage and boost your rural housing organization’s social media presence. You don’t need to be an artist to quickly create beautiful social media content for your organization. We’ll give you a quick overview of a…

COVID- 19 and California’s Housing Crisis

In California, the ongoing housing crisis has made it hard for local and regional governmental authorities to combat and counter the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Crowded and substandard housing make individuals more susceptible to the spread of Covid-19 which is an airborne illness. The shortage of housing, strict zoning laws, high poverty have led…

June is Homeownership Month

Below are some photos of happy homeowners. Eleele Iluna Subdivision, Kauai, Hawaii Self-Help Housing site in Woodlake, CA Community Action Team, St. Helens, Oregon. Community Action Team signing a Self Help rehab project contract with a client during COVID-19. Pokai Bay Self-Help Housing Project Pokai Bay Project, Honolulu

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…

Job Opportunity

Executive Director Job Posting March 2020 After 40 years the Executive Director of FNPH is retiring. The Board of Directors with the assistance of the Executive Director will be conducting a thorough search to fill the position. The history, mission and role in the organization is described in more detail below. This is an exciting…

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…

People’s Self Help Housing: 50 Years of Improving Housing and Lives

It is the 50 year anniversary of People’s Self Help Housing PSSH (PSSH).  PSSH has been working to increase the availability of affordable housing in California’s central coastal area since 1970.  PSSH’s mission is to help low income families build and purchase their own homes while also providing affordable rental housing.  PSSH started with the…

The Dwindling Supply of Affordable Rental Housing

In September 2019 Elizabeth La Jeunesse, Alexander Hermann, Daniel McCue and Jonathan Spader of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, authored the paper   Documenting the Long-Run Decline in Low-Cost Rental Units in the US by State. In this paper the researchers sought to answer the following questions: “1) has the number…

NBC News Gets it Right: USDA Housing Needs More Investment

By Bob Rapoza, NRHC Executive Secretary We read with great interest the recent report by NBC News “Rats, roaches, mold: Under USDA’s watch, some rural public housing is falling apart.” The families profiled in the article are living in a terrible situation that must be remedied, and Washington policymakers must take action to ensure other…