WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced the names of 47 rural communities and regions that will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.
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.
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.
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.
In May, as Jacqueline Alexander welcomed dozens of visitors to The Puff Factory ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony, her friend Adrienne Nelson lauded Alexander’s perseverance during the last three years, when it seemed the various obstacles she faced would prevent her from success.
California lawmakers say that Kern County, in the rural Central Valley, is failing to build enough housing. The lawmakers base their conclusion on a California Department of Housing and Community Development report, which cites that all of Kern’s 11 cities and the county itself, are failing to meet state housing construction requirements.
Although California’s Legislature is required to spend cap-and-trade money on carbon emission reduction projects, some experts say that helping rural water districts—namely in the state’s Central Valley—would go a long way toward easing climate change effects.
There is no better #FridayFeeling than when you and your neighbors finish building each other's homes. CONGRATS to the 6 happy (and tired!) families in @CityofUkiah who did just that with help from @usdaRD and RCHDC! 🔑🏡 #homeownership
The first homes are being rebuilt and people are returning. Ninety-seven permits for new homes have been issued by Butte County and the town of Paradise for areas that were burned so far. https://t.co/LYM8Yk0sh8
FREE wastewater workshop: Activated Sludge Process Control Review. Thursday, August 1, 8 am to 3:30 pm, AWWU Eagle River WWTF. Eagle River, Alaska. For small and rural treatment systems, their operators and their communities. Qualifies for 0.6 CEUs. https://t.co/WTjeNhiAaS