While the U.S. Census Bureau reported last week that rural incomes lag behind pay growth for urban residents, policy experts now say that incomes in rural America in fact grew in 2015.
While rural residents across the nation continue to find jobs, the pace at which they’re doing so still lags significantly behind urban employment gains, according to the Daily Yonder’s analysis.
Nearly a decade after the housing market crisis and collapse, home ownership still remains out of reach for many Americans. The demand for rentals has shot up, and unsurprisingly so have rents, creating an economic catch-22.
Income inequality has become a trending topic in recent years. A 2014 NPR report, 40 Years of Income Inequality in America, tracks household income in America from 1975 to 2010, showing a dramatic incline in income growth among the 95th percentile between 1995 and 2000.
National Rural Housing Coalition invites you to sign a letter of support for USDA rural housing programs in fiscal year 2017. The deadline for the NRCH Sign-on Letter has been extended to Friday, April 1st.