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  • Posted in: Network News

    Network News April 2019

    Española, N. M. – When Felicia Rodriguez found herself pregnant at age 16, she was very nervous, as are many expectant mothers. And that didn’t change when in later years she gave birth to two more children. Despite the anxiety surrounding childbirth, Rodriguez also remembers the profound joy at the thought of her newborn.

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    Network News March 2019

    Battle Mountain, Nev. – Aside from the retro façade, with slanted posts that buttress the roof overhang at 870 Broad Street, the storefront is mostly unnoticeable. Nearby are gas stations, a bank, a liquor store and coffee shop. Like much else in this high desert plain, it would be easy to drive right by to your next appointment …

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  • Self-Help Builder March 2019

    USDA Rural Development published an Unnumbered Letter (UL) dated Feb. 25, 2019 changing the way credit will be evaluated and Student Loan Income Based Payments will be handled during FY19. It also emphasizes the previous permanent authorization regarding Oral Verifications of Employment.

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    Network News February 2019

    Peach Springs, AZ – In August 2016, Jamie Navenma drew on his nearly 25 years of experience working in Tribal homeownership as he surveyed housing on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in northwestern Arizona. What he saw both encouraged and distressed him.

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    Network News January 2019

    Lewistown, Montana – In the 30 some years that Tammy Eckhardt worked as a police officer and criminal investigator, it was essential to find solace from the disheartening aspects of her job. She did this by sitting quietly and quilting. And, through the long Montana winters, she was in good company.

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