In this issue:

Lantana Homes project given new life after lying dormant for more than a decade

Known for its more than 400 wineries, Sonoma County often conjures images of the California dream. The area, along with neighboring Napa County, is informally referred to as wine country and often seen as a playground for the affluent. The reality on the ground is quite different. Read more

Navigating income surveys during COVID-19

Income surveys are tools that funders use to determine a community’s median household income (MHI), which affects eligibility and terms for grant and loan packages. To ensure confidentiality, most funders require a third-party entity like Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) to conduct the survey. Read more

U.S. Rep. Ed Case visits Kunia Village—preservation to secure affordable housing

RCAC staff welcomed Case this week at a site visit to Kunia Village, in O‘ahu, Hawaii. The Village is an example of how funding for water and wastewater infrastructure and affordable housing development can create positive outcomes for rural communities. Read more

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Celebrating 30+ years of lending

RCAC provides financing for affordable housing, environmental infrastructure, community facilities or small businesses. Our rates are competitive, our staff is easy to work with and they provide quick turnaround on applications. Give us a call to discuss your project in detail and download our programs and rates at-a-glance flyer. RCAC is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Training highlights

CalTap Fair: Water Shortage Response

September 16 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Part 1), 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Part 2, 3 tracks)


This training will be hosted at the following address:

Gold Miners Inn – Ballroom 1 & 2
121 Bank Street
Grass Valley, California 95945

Join us and learn about the California Technical Assistance Provides (CalTAP) programs, funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board. These programs provide onsite technical assistance and free workshops, as well as many other resources, for water professionals throughout California.

Note: The CalTap Fair: Water Shortage Response is broken out into two parts. You may register for either part or both.  Part two is broken out into three tracks: Financial, Managerial and Technical. You may only register for one track.

Information and registration >>

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Chief Executive Officer: Suzanne Anarde
Executive Editor: Dawn Van Dyke
Managing Editor: Sharon Wills

Network News is funded by: RCAC’s Loan Fund and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

RCAC is the western RCAP partner.