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RCAC and Mountain Homeless Coalition Change Lives in Rural San Bernardino County

Beneath the dense pine canopy of the San Bernardino National Forest, Jane, a U.S. Armed Forces veteran and college graduate, faced an adversary she never expected: homelessness. Despite adhering to society’s prescribed path to success, this single mother became part of a fast-growing yet often invisible demographic—the “mobile homeless.” Suddenly, her family’s world had shrunk to the cramped backseat of her deteriorating car.

RCAC Interview: Helen Price Johnson, Washington USDA Rural Development Director

In this issue, we speak with Julia Hnilicka, State Director for USDA Rural Development – Alaska. Hnilicka was born and raised in the rural Alaskan village of Nenana, where she has spent most of her life. Her upbringing as the child of a tugboat captain and an educator has provided her with a firsthand understanding of the complex issues confronting rural households.

Sweet RELieF: RCAC loan helps woman-owned organic farm flourish amid pandemic

When COVID-19 struck, Rock Front Ranch in California’s Cuyama Valley faced an uncertain future. With a $25,000 loan from RCAC’s RELieF program and dedicated training from RCAC’s BRE team, this regenerative organic farm not only weathered the storm but emerged with an even stronger foundation for future success.

RCAC Interview: Julia Hnilicka, Alaska USDA Rural Development Director

In this issue, we speak with Julia Hnilicka, State Director for USDA Rural Development – Alaska. Hnilicka was born and raised in the rural Alaskan village of Nenana, where she has spent most of her life. Her upbringing as the child of a tugboat captain and an educator has provided her with a firsthand understanding of the complex issues confronting rural households.