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Federal government shutdown hurts rural housing

The partial federal government shutdown is impacting housing agencies responsible for financing affordable housing, clean drinking water and rural economies, according to the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC).

California, a rich state, is also among the nation’s poorest

Factoring in living costs, nearly 20 percent of Californians were living below the poverty line in 2015, 2016 and 2017, making the state the poorest in the country. The national average of Americans living in poverty those same years was 14 percent.