RCAC project highlights map

Affordable, decent housing; safe drinking water; jobs; community facilities; economic and leadership development are the many facets to RCAC’s work. We have field offices in 13 western states; and our dedicated staff provides technical assistance, financing and training so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions.

Our work takes many forms, as illustrated in our project highlights featured here on our interactive map. We develop these project snapshots throughout the year and compile them in March for legislative visits to Washington DC. During these visits, RCAC staff advocate for continued program funding to support rural communities. Some of the project highlights have been expanded into more in-depth articles.

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Success Stories

Tribe, school collaborate to provide safe water to students

Jack Norton School, in a rural remote area of northern California, lacked reliable surface water filtration and disinfection. The Yurok Tribe, school and RCAC worked together to connect the school to the Tribe’s nearby water system.

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Community Rebuilds continues to break the mold for self-help housing

Moab, Utah –Emily Niehaus happily acknowledges she took a circuitous route to become a housing advocate. She tallies her master’s degree in applied sociology and following that, stints as a loan officer, bookkeeper and case worker. “But those three jobs really pointed me in the direction of affordable housing,” says the founder and director of Community Rebuilds.

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