Families in McMinnville, Oregon celebrate National Homeownership Month with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site where they will build their new homes.
Portland, Ore. —RCAC is launching a second Tribal Housing Excellence (THE) Academy cohort training here this week. Eight tribes from across the American West and Alaska are participating. THE Academy is an innovative initiative that helps Native organizations increase the variety and volume of housing on their lands.
Oregon water systems will become more transparent about lead in drinking water, including the location of lead service lines and the results of mandatory tests.
Schools in Oregon—10 so far— have fallen outside regulatory limits for lead in their drinking water during the past four years, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Moreover, many schools in the state have yet to be tested.
In the quarter ending September 30, 2015, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 24 loans totaling more than $5.8 million to assist rural communities in California, Oregon, Utah and Washington with housing, water infrastructure and community development projects.