This week, RCAC staff will join U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono and the nonprofit Hawaii Agriculture Research Center (HARC) to celebrate completion of 82 renovated or new historical and affordable agricultural worker rental homes in Kunia Village on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
In the quarter ending June 30, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 14 loans totaling nearly $8 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Among those that received loans were a nonprofit organization that supports Arizona migrant workers and a rural Nevada food hub.
Families celebrated the first step to affordable homeownership during a ground breaking ceremony for the Pokai Bay Self-Help Housing Project in Waianae, Hawaii. Low-income families participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Self-Help Housing Program will build their own homes on construction teams, also assisting their neighbors to build homes.
West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending March 31, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 20 loans totaling more than $6 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Hawaii and New Mexico.
Hawaii’s drought is increasing the risk of wildfires this summer along the Leeward coasts, with experts saying El Nino conditions made for a drier winter in the state.