West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)’s Agua4All Program was awarded $93,000 by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment to support the installation of water bottle filling stations with Point of Use filtration throughout two Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) in California’s Central Valley.
Rural America has experienced significant disruptions in its labor force and population due in part to automation in its most vulnerable industries; but the solution to thriving America’s rural towns could be found in history.
More than 40 years after Gov. Jerry Brown created the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), many of the state’s families still find it difficult, if not impossible, to afford a home. The agency was and is geared toward low- and moderate-income families. According to its records, however, only 124 households earning more than $100,000 obtained a loan through CalHFA in fiscal year 2016.