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In this issue:

Fallon Food Hub brings farm-to-fork choices to community

Fallon, Nev. – When Kelli Kelly arrived in this western Nevada desert community in 2009, the seemingly endless austere landscape might have given her pause.

Her boyfriend at the time – who has since become her husband – suspected she might be put off. Fallon has a population of around 9,000 and Kelly recalls his warning that relocating there from her San Diego home could be “a relationship killer.” Read more

RCAC Loan Fund lends more than $10 million to rural communities

West Sacramento, Calif. – In the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 30 loans totaling more than $10 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Washington. One loan will support a community health nonprofit organization in central California. Another loan will support a Washington tenant organization’s manufactured housing community acquisition. Read more

Affordable Housing, Environmental Infrastructure, Community Facilities and Small Business Loans Available

Are you looking for financing options for affordable housing, environmental infrastructure, community facilities or a small business? Our Loan Fund is a financial resource for rural communities, providing gap financing, acquisition financing and other loans that conventional markets traditionally neglect. Learn more 

David É Provost elected RCAC board president

West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) elected David É. Provost Board of Directors president in early November. He has served on the board since 2006 and previously was the vice president. Read more

RCAC seeks Yoneo Ono Award nominees

RCAC seeks nominations for the Yoneo Ono Rural Volunteer Award. The award honors rural people who have made significant lifelong contributions to their community in volunteer capacities. RCAC hopes to encourage further rural volunteer activities by acknowledging the accomplishments of a select few. Read more 

Conference and Workshop Calendar

ONLINE: AB1234 Ethics Training for Public Elected Officials

Small water systems throughout the country have volunteer board members governing their public water system. According to the Fair Political Practices Board and the State Attorney General, in California all new and existing board members are required to attend two hours of an ethics training once every two years. This workshop meets the legal requirements for board members’ ethics training under AB1234. Registration >>

ONLINE: December 6 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Core Competencies for HUD Certification

Are you ready to take and pass the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Examination? Our three-day course will prepare you for the exam by covering all six core topics that housing counselors need to be competent. Registration >>

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January 23 – 25, 2018, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Network News is funded by: RCAC’s Loan Fund and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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