The ongoing drought has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dead and dying trees across California. Cal Fire has responded to more than 5,700 wildfires this year alone – an increase of 23 percent from last year.
Highland Gardens apartment rental community celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 15; Highland Gardens, in Visalia, is Self Help Enterprises’ first rental project.
Six homes located in southern New Mexico will receive grant funds for improvements. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant Program awarded $50,000 to Tierra del Sol Housing to make the improvements.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans to invest $331 million into 85 projects aimed at improving rural water and wastewater infrastructure.
According to current U.S. Census data, California is the poorest state in the nation. Taking into account the costs of living and federal aid that can help families find affordable housing, California is more impoverished than Louisiana, Mississippi or Georgia.