Rural Development issued Procedural Notice 513 in June making changes to the Section 502 Direct and the Guaranteed programs and . . .
The Four Corners region of the United States – the meeting point of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah – is in a severe drought with no end in sight, leaving farmers, ranchers, water regulators and tourists facing restrictions on usage.
Drought continues to envelope Colorado, but the Arkansas River that flows through the state is producing white water rapids, the result of steady snowfall in the Sawatch Range.
Many economists agree that cities across the country are not building enough affordable homes; according to the National Association of Home Builders, construction companies nationwide will fall short some 400,000 homes as they try to keep up with population growth. In this context, housing advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to ease building restrictions.
Although California has spent only $1 billion of the $7.5 billion included in the Proposition 1 water bond passed in 2014, the state’s voters this year will consider whether to allocate another $13 billion toward water conservation and usage. One of those, Proposition 68, is a $4.1 billion bond measure …