RCAC project highlights map

Affordable, decent housing; safe drinking water; jobs; community facilities; economic and leadership development are the many facets to RCAC’s work. We have field offices in 13 western states; and our dedicated staff provides technical assistance, financing and training so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions.

Our work takes many forms, as illustrated in our project highlights featured here on our interactive map. We develop these project snapshots throughout the year and compile them in March for legislative visits to Washington DC. During these visits, RCAC staff advocate for continued program funding to support rural communities. Some of the project highlights have been expanded into more in-depth articles.

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Success Stories

Housing counseling helps build financial stability

Erin and Sally Simpson*, like so many of us, were hearing wise advice from every corner, from television pundits to radio personalities to lifestyle magazines: eat well, avoid fast food, stay healthy. Late last year however, they noticed that their household budget was taking a hit. The Simpsons had hoped to buy a house but discovered that they didn’t have enough savings. They were baffled. They did not feel financially strapped. But they were also unable to save in general.

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Building a sense of community in Kunia Village

Kunia, Hawaii – Gov. David Ige can recall spending youthful summers working at the cannery near the once sprawling Del Monte pineapple plantation in Kunia on the island of Oahu. The school bus he rode every day passed Kunia, and when he and his classmates saw a flashing yellow light there, they knew they were close to home. At one time, the plantation employed hundreds of workers.

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