In 2020, nearly 400 U.S. communities experience persistent poverty, which means than 20 percent of the population has lived in poverty for over 30 years. A group of community development financial institutions, community development corporations and financial intermediaries, including RCAC, are bringing their respective experience and expertise together to fight it.
Employment figures from November 2018 to November 2019 compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show rural counties located farthest from large urban centers had the slowest job growth rate.
Protests of the planned “Thirty Meter Telescope” on the Mauna Kea mountain summit gained national attention last year. Hawaiians sought to prevent the telescope’s construction because the location is on land that some native Hawaiians consider sacred.
Managing a water and/or wastewater system is an often overlooked and overwhelming aspect of mobile-home park ownership. If you just purchased a mobile-home park, there’s a strong chance you also just became the park’s de facto water and/or wastewater systems operations manager.
Suzanne Anarde may be barely into her third month as CEO, but she’s no stranger to RCAC, and she’s a nonprofit veteran. Her record speaks for itself: from managing her first community development block grant budget to exceed that of the local government that funded it, all the way to growing an all-star team at Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Anarde is, however, very transparent about just how much there is to learn.