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.
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.
Upcoming free training: Drought Contingency Planning and Water Loss. 6-11-19. Chico, CA. Join us for lessons learned from the most recent drought and learn how to prepare and plan for the next one. Register: https://t.co/dZfy4zfunO
We should ensure all families have a safe place to call home. This proposed HUD rule would lead to the eviction of 55,000 children. Join us in telling @SecretaryCarson we won't stand for splitting up families. #KeepFamiliesTogether https://t.co/4tSdtpIHVf
We applaud Speaker @Rendon63rd for his commitment to making safe, affordable drinking water a reality for ALL Californians and co-authoring #AB217 w/ @AsmEGarciaAD56. #CALeg let’s make #NoToxicTaps a reality! #SafeWaterforAll