Portland, Ore. —RCAC is launching a second Tribal Housing Excellence (THE) Academy cohort training here this week. Eight tribes from across the American West and Alaska are participating. THE Academy is an innovative initiative that helps Native organizations increase the variety and volume of housing on their lands.
The President has released what is called the skinny budget for FY 2018. As the President said in his first State of the Union Address, he is proposing a significant increase to the defense budget, which he intends to offset with cuts to domestic discretionary spending.
RCAC was awarded a $50,000 Capital One grant this week to support the Tribal Housing Excellence Academy (THE Academy), an innovative initiative to increase the number and types of housing on Tribal lands. THE Academy develops a core of Native housing entities with the skills to manage housing development themselves, rather than relying on outside consultants.
RCAC recently received the Rural Housing Champion Award for its work in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Mutual Self-Help Housing Program.
West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2015, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 29 loans totaling more than $8.3 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Utah with housing, water infrastructure and community development projects.