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  • Posted in: Dear Sher

    Dear Sher

    I just have a quick question about the Unnumbered Letter from April 15 regarding self-help grantees and certified loan application packagers/intermediaries ordering appraisals. Does the appraiser have to be on the Rural Development approved list of appraisers?

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  • Posted in: Policy Update

    Policy update

    The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has reported its final funding numbers for next fiscal year. In spite of using a pretty aggressive budget number, the House is only increasing the self-help account from $30 to $32 million.

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  • Census accuracy concerns raised in Coachella Valley

    Changes to the way the 2020 Census will be conducted, along with ongoing U.S. Postal Service challenges, could impact how accurately Coachella Valley residents are counted.

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