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.
LAUNCHED TODAY: our new resource with @CandidDotOrg, “Investing In Native Communities.” This new, interactive website features a funding map, Native history timeline + more key resources to encourage greater funding to Native communities! How will you use it?
Congratulations to @SelfHelpEnt for their reecent ribbon cutting at the Stan Keasling Community Center honoring HAC's longtime friend and partner @RCACorg CEO Stan Keasling. A fitting tribute! https://t.co/ssTPOuO0yF