A recent report from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire raises concerns that pockets of rural communities could be undercounted in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Joining the ranks of Seattle and San Francisco, Josephine County in rural Oregon, asked the state’s Gov. Kate Brown to declare a two-year housing emergency. During the past 10 years, fewer than 100 apartment units were constructed in the area, versus more than 1,000 homes that were sold to investors and retirees.
The State Water Resources Control Board is currently accepting applications for grant funds to improve access to safe drinking water for students. The Drinking Water for Schools Program funds water bottle filling stations, drinking fountains, point-of-entry or point-of-use treatment where contamination is an issue. Funds may also be used
In an op-ed for USA Today, Suzanne Anarde, program vice president for Rural LISC says manufactured homes offer low-income families an affordable housing alternative, and describes her childhood growing up in a manufactured home in New Mexico.
During the years after the Great Recession, the country’s affordable apartment stock declined by 60 percent, according to The Washington Post. The story cites a report by Freddie Mac, which compares unit rent increases between 2010 and 2016.