President Barak Obama proposed increased funding for the Indian Housing Block Grant program— $650 million to $700 million —in the Administration’s fiscal year 2017 budget.
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.
In nearly 30 Alaska communities, some 3,300 homes still have no sewer system or running water. Residents resort to using buckets, referred to as ‘honey buckets’ for toilets. These open waste collection sites can cause respiratory illnesses, especially in children.
If there is one thing John Mealey would tell younger people who want to work in the helping and housing fields, it is to keep their real boss—the people they serve—in mind.
The National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) held a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday to release its new report, “The Mutual Self-Help Housing Program: Reflecting on 50 Years of Success.” The report outlines the program’s impact, which assists eligible families achieve homeownership.