While rural residents across the nation continue to find jobs, the pace at which they’re doing so still lags significantly behind urban employment gains, according to the Daily Yonder’s analysis.
Estimates that roughly three-quarters of residents living on Hopi land are drinking arsenic-tainted water create growing health concerns among the tribe.
Thousands of affordable housing units currently financed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 515 Rural Rental Housing loan program could be at risk once the loans mature or are paid in full.
House Bill 209 was signed into law July 28 forming the Alaska Water and Sewer Advisory Committee which will assess current water and sewer conditions in rural areas of the state.
U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $9 million grant to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado for upgrades to its water and wastewater infrastructure in Towaoc and White Mesa.