In rural areas, up to 7 percent are homeless, but not all are counted. In January each year nationwide, an official point-in-time count records a 24-hour tally of a community’s homeless population on the streets or in shelters.
A new report from the California Budget and Policy Center finds that a widening income gap is a concern for nearly all metropolitan and rural areas in California.
West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2015, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 29 loans totaling more than $8.3 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Utah with housing, water infrastructure and community development projects.
USDA Economic Research Service’s 2015 Rural America at a Glance highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas.
A new study shows that food shortages among Native American populations are much higher than the national average.