West Sacramento, Calif. — The Utah Commission on Housing Affordability appointed Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Michele C. Weaver as its rural representative. The commission is in place for five years and began convening this month.
West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)’s Agua4All Program was awarded $93,000 by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment to support the installation of water bottle filling stations with Point of Use filtration throughout two Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) in California’s Central Valley.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service (USDA RHS) encourages housing properties and community facilities financed through the Rural Housing Service to participate in the Summer Food Service Program.
More than one million Californians lack access to safe drinking water, a startling statistic in a state with the fifth largest economy in the world. For these Californians-of which one in three is Hispanic and nearly half are adults diagnosed as pre-diabetic-the only alternatives to unsafe water are expensive bottled water or sugary drinks.
On a sunny fall day, Santos Obedoza approaches a fire hydrant on the Upper Lake Rancheria here in Northern California. With wrench in hand, he gingerly begins turning the hydrant's lock and valve to open and flush them. In minutes, the water gushes across the road.
The California Water Commission approved $2.7 billion to fund water storage projects across the state. Whether any will be built is another matter, however. The plan is to award water bond funding based on strict guidelines that many of the projects may not meet.
Fewer rentals are within reach for many Americans, but for black and Hispanic would-be tenants, it is even harder to find affordable housing. According to the real estate website Zillow, an “affordable” dwelling is one requiring the tenant pay 30 percent or less of median monthly income for rent.
As fires continue to rage throughout the western states, particularly California and Colorado, more than 4.6 million acres have been lost. According to a University of Oregon researcher, many factors are at work.
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RCAC shared Veterans and Affordable Housing Act's post.
The California Legislature is back in session after Summer Recess, and elected leaders from all across the state are loud and clear: Yes on Prop. 1!
Prop. 1 on California's November ballot is endorsed by Senate Leader Toni G. Atkins, Speaker Anthony Rendon, State Senator Jim Beall, Assembly Member David Chiu, and other elected leaders in the State Legislature.
By passing Prop. 1, we can help build affordable housing for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, and others struggling to find a safe place to call home. ... See MoreSee Less