In this issue:

Courtyard Apartments

Working together to preserve affordable housing

Kalispell, Montana – By many accounts, this lush, pastoral expanse of the United States may be the country’s most stunning. Serene, picturesque Flathead Lake to the south and Glacier National Park to the north attracts tourists year-round, such that Flathead County is expanding in both population and labor force.

But all of this growth has unfortunately not translated into more homes for this burgeoning population. Read more >>

A self-help participant’s success story

After living in Grand County, Utah for three years, my family and I made the official move to Moab, Utah in 2015. Now, it was a great challenge. We took weeks, actually months, trying to secure housing. (Reprint from RCAC’s June Self-Help Builder.) Read how the Miller family achieved homeownership >>

Oregon Community Foundation invests $1 million in RCAC to support rural Oregon communities

Funds will support a range of nonprofits, Tribal governments and small business borrowers for job creation, affordable housing and environmental infrastructure … Read press release >>

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. Apply here >>

Community development loans available to Tribes, Tribal entities and individuals in Arizona and New Mexico

RCAC’s Loan Fund has low interest, long- and short-term loans available for Tribes, Tribal communities and individual Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico for small business, housing and community facility projects. Eligible projects include: energy efficient affordable housing, infrastructure, community facilities, Native owned small businesses, sustainable agriculture, nonprofit organizations working in Indian County or with Native populations, and other mission driven social enterprises. Read more >>

Conference and Workshop Highlights

Native American Water Masters Association—water operator math

August 1 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites | Tsotsvàlki Conference Center
1 Legacy Lane
Tuba City, Arizona 86045

This workshop will provide public water system operators with training on the various types of math problems that are encountered in everyday treatment and distribution systems. The principles of disinfection, chlorine residual and dosing math will also be covered.

Register here >>

Safe Drinking Water Act

August 14 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown
2102 South C Street
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Register here >>

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Chief Executive Officer: Stanley Keasling
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.