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    RCAC receives $1 million USDA Rural Development loan to help rural communities
    West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)’s Loan Fund received a $1 million 30-year low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. This loan, made through the department’s Intermediary Relending Program (IRP), will ensure that RCAC helps small high-need communities address their essential infrastructure needs.
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    USDA partners to help rural leaders build strategies to achieve prosperity
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.– Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized four cooperative agreements to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans.


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    Arizona Tribe threatened by heavy rains and rising water
    The Menagers Dam near the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona was put to the test of holding back waters as Tropical Storm Rosa pummeled the area. The Tohono O’odham Nation has declared a state of emergency.
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    Low-priced rental units harder to find across the nation
    The number of lower-income tenants looking to secure low-cost rentals has increased by nearly 5 million households in the past 15 years nationwide, but the number of rental units has shrunk by nearly 2.5 million, according to a recently released study.


  • Network News September 2018

    I first saw the village of Kotlik from the window of a small bush plane after an hour's flight from the "hub town" of Bethel, over the tundra of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in southwest Alaska.

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  • Self-Help Builder September 2018

    Dear Sher, My organization wants to use the 10 percent de minimis indirect rate in our next 523 TA grant proposal. Can we do that?

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  • Network News August 2018

    In February, Daphne Rotolo received some distressing news from a woman she was helping to find better housing. As a homeownership assistant with Housing Resources of Western Colorado, she’s seen and heard about many troublesome living situations. This was among the worst.

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