In this issue:

Key ceremony to celebrate 40 new self-help homeowners in Poulsbo

POULSBO, WA (MAY 18, 2017) – HOUSING KITSAP hosted a Key Ceremony on May 17, 2017 to celebrate the completion of Self-Help Housing in the newest Poulsbo neighborhood, Summerset. Read more >>

RCAC Loan Fund lends more than $6 million to rural communities

West Sacramento, Calif. – In the quarter ending March 31, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 20 loans totaling more than $6 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Hawaii and New Mexico. Two of the loans went to Habitat for Humanity Maui, Inc. (a short-term, permanent loan) and one to the North Park Housing Corporation. Read more >>

Affordable Housing, Environmental Infrastructure, Community Facilities and Small Business Loans Available

Are you looking for financing options for affordable housing, environmental infrastructure, community facilities or a small business? Our Loan Fund is a financial resource for rural communities, providing gap financing, acquisition financing and other loans that conventional markets traditionally neglect. Find out more here >>


In last month’s story, “Tribe, school collaborate to provide safe water to students”, we stated that the Yurok Tribe obtained Indian Health Services funding to construct water system improvements. The funding came from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9. We apologize for this error. The article has been updated and you can access it here >>

Conference and Workshop Calendar

Rate Setting

This workshop will give the participants an overview of rate setting techniques and baseline information that is needed. Guides and templates will be provided so that individuals can develop rates for their own water systems. Participants will learn: how to define fixed and variable expense, rate structures and how they impact the community, objectives of rate analysis and implementation and how to use tools for effective rate setting.

Dona Ana Community College Room
Room 77 in Alex Sanchez Hall at the Espina campus
3400 S. Espina Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
June 9 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Register here >>

Achieve and Maintain Compliance with Drinking Water Regulations

This workshop will focus on compliance with drinking water regulations. Topics that we will cover are: revised Total Coliform Rule sampling and corrective action; site sampling plans for RTCR, lead and copper, and disinfection byproducts; violation life cycles; cross connection controls and website tools.

Bear River Water Conservancy District
102 W Forest St
Brigham City, Utah 84302
June 13 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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