RCAC staff welcomed Case this week at a site visit to Kunia Village, in O‘ahu, Hawaii. The Village is an example of how funding for water and wastewater infrastructure and affordable housing development can create positive outcomes for rural communities.
Built on the success of Project Roomkey, a state program that provided those experiencing homelessness safe space to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, California’s Project Homekey buys motels and turns them into housing for its homeless population.
A Cal Matters article discussed California’s drought and the uneven effects it has on water restrictions. A patchwork of state, county and local restrictions reflect the de-centralized nature of water management in the state.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) recently formed the Vector Fund to house its game-changing $20 million MacKenzie Scott grant, awarded in late 2020.
It is a national problem, building material costs are skyrocketing. And it isn’t getting better anytime soon. The Building Contractors Association stated that in the United States the total lumber package price for the average home right now is up 208 percent. That is, if you can even get all the lumber you need.