In this issue:

For Suzanne Anarde, RCAC is a partnership 20 years in the making

Suzanne Anarde may be barely into her third month as CEO, but she’s no stranger to RCAC, and she’s a nonprofit veteran. Her record speaks for itself: from managing her first community development block grant budget to exceed that of the local government that funded it, all the way to growing an all-star team at Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Anarde is, however, very transparent about just how much there is to learn. Read more

Tips for managing a mobile-home park utility

Managing a water and/or wastewater system is an often overlooked and overwhelming aspect of mobile-home park ownership. If you just purchased a mobile-home park, there’s a strong chance you also just became the park’s de facto water and/or wastewater systems operations manager. Read more

Private well owners in California counties invited to register for free well assessments

More than 43 million people in the United States rely on private water wells as their sole drinking water source according to a national research study by the US Geological Survey. The study also found that more than one out of the five wells contained one or more contaminants at concentrations above the safe human health benchmark. Read more

Looking for a new and exciting career path?

Join our passionate team and make a difference in rural communities throughout the West! We work in diverse and low-income communities to increase access to affordable housing and safe drinking water, promote economic opportunity and job creation, and provide financing for community and economic development projects. Check out our list of career opportunities with other organizations too! Careers

REGISTER NOW—2020 National Self-Help Housing Conference

Register now for the 2020 National Self-Help Housing Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Feb. 4 – 6, 2020. This will be a great opportunity for self-help grantees to learn and network with other grantees and USDA RD. There is no registration fee this year. Information and registration

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), with an Aeris rating of 4 Stars AA plus Policy Plus.

Conference and Workshop Highlights

AB54 and AB240 Board Training for Mutual Water Systems (Spanish only)

January 28 | 5:30 PM –  8:00 PM

San Jerardo Community Center
25400 Calle El Rosario
Salinas, California 93908

Class will be in Spanish only.

La Clase sera solo en espanol.

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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.