In a recent case the appeals court ruled that, while state law governs groundwater use, if wastewater passes through it on its way to the ocean, rivers or lakes, it is regulated by the Clean Water Act. The February 1 ruling, issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, reflects uncertainty as to how extensive the Clean Water Act should be.
Keola and Rena Kiyuna came to the Hawaii Island Community Development Corporation (HICDC) in 2003 after seeing an ad in the paper for an upcoming project. Rena had also learned at that time that a co-worker had built her home through HICDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s self-help program
I was in DC last week to talk with Congressional staff about the FY18 and FY19 budgets. It is a crazy time right now. Congress is trying to finish the FY18 continuing resolution, which will take us to this fiscal year end, and to figure out where to add the $60 billion in budget authority just approved in the last continuing resolution.
Fair Housing Month. On April 11, 1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of that Act is also known as the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing. ... See MoreSee Less
RCAC’s affordable housing loans finance construction and rehabilitation of single- and multifamily housing for low-income families. Contact our Loan Fund staff for details: bit.ly/2rkOCnF... See MoreSee Less
Join our dedicated team! We work in diverse and low-income communities to increase access to affordable housing and safe drinking water, promote economic opportunity and job creation, and provide financing for community and economic development projects. We have positions open in California, Idaho and New Mexico. Check them out and apply today! bit.ly/2q887fd... See MoreSee Less
#whereswally? He's in Fallon, Nevada today. He joined RCAC's Ari Neumann and Thi Pham who are there to present a private well and septic systems maintenance workshop. These free workshops are a great opportunity for private well owners to learn about proper operation and maintenance of septic systems and drinking water wells, common septic and well troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and solutions, and how to protect groundwater. Learn more about the well program here: bit.ly/2fDe8i7 And keep following Wally! #Agua4All ... See MoreSee Less
Tribal Drinking Water Symposium, 5-21 through 5-24. Reno, Nevada. Join your colleagues, EPA and RCAC, to learn new skills, gain information, earn contact hours and network! Registration and more information here: bit.ly/2JbGf3F... See MoreSee Less
We were so pleased to see this feature on Green River, Utah and local nonprofit Epicenter, which participated in our Building Rural Economies initiative. Our staff provides training in comprehensive community economic development to support and develop local assets and talents. This community is doing great things! ... See MoreSee Less
What kind of future should a struggling rural town choose? In the town of Green River, population 950, a nonprofit called Epicenter aims to use art and architecture to bring new energy, life and econo...
RCAC's success stories archive includes a compilation of staff written success stories and case studies that highlight our impact in rural communities. Check them out here: bit.ly/2vrjjLx... See MoreSee Less
Tribal operators: There are scholarships available to attend the 2018 RCAC/US EPA Region 9 Tribal Drinking Water Symposium May 21st-24th in Reno, NV. Apply by 4/25. ow.ly/FbWy30jxJ3r... See MoreSee Less
West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) has received $13.67 million over five years in U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) funding through the ...