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Income inequality in rural America

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.

Rural homelessness may be underestimated

In rural areas, up to 7 percent are homeless, but not all are counted. In January each year nationwide, an official point-in-time count records a 24-hour tally of a community’s homeless population on the streets or in shelters.

RCAC Loan Fund lends more than $8.3 million to rural communities

West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2015, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 29 loans totaling more than $8.3 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Utah with housing, water infrastructure and community development projects.