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  • Self-Help Builder December 2016

    In this issue: Policy update: income banding—another perspective; A Photographic Chronicle of America’s Working Poor; Dear Sher addresses some of the recent changes to Handbook 3550-1; and RCAC is hiring a Rural Development Specialist in housing.

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    Policy update

    In the last newsletter I discussed some of my concerns regarding USDA Rural Development’s use of income banding for low-income families even though it may also benefit very low-income households. My concern was that this may end up benefiting households who do not really need assistance and who, absent banding, would not be eligible borrowers. In spite of these concerns … there are real benefits to income banding for small households.

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  • Arvin Interim Solutions POU program distributes more than 100,000 gallons of arsenic free drinking water

    RCAC is pleased to announce that Arvin Interim Solutions POU program, a collaboration between Arvin Public Schools, Community Water Center and RCAC to deliver safe drinking water to Arvin school children, reached a significant milestone of providing more than 100,000 gallons of arsenic free drinking water between June 2015 and November 2016.

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