West Sacramento, Calif. —Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) was awarded a $1 million loan from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to support RCAC’s lending in rural Oregon. Funds will support a range of nonprofits, Tribal governments and small business borrowers for job creation, affordable housing and environmental infrastructure
Entrepreneurs in low-income and immigrant communities often lack access to capital that could help expand their businesses, thereby easing generational poverty. These business leaders, moreover, tend to rely on informal lenders who offer small, costly, high-interest loans that can lead them into a debt cycle.
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.
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. Also, in making the move to Moab, I literally was starting over when it came to employment.
Hoopa Valley, Calif. – Hoopa Valley residents live near pastoral landscapes, rough rivers, and dense forests teeming with an abundance of fish and game. Yet, the abundance underscores the fact that healthy food scarcity exists in places we might not expect. In Hoopa Valley for instance, residents struggled to find wholesome food.
The legislation would also create a Department of the Treasury account specifically for disaster relief, and also requires that no less than 70 percent of funds benefit low- and moderate-income people.
At least three presidential hopefuls—former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, along with Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)–have presented detailed proposals that would encourage or pressure communities to create more affordable housing.
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