A Commercial for the National Rural Housing Coalition

By Stan Keasling, RCAC chief executive officer 

During the past year, you’ve received National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) Action Alerts and have signed onto a number of online petitions. We really appreciate your support and hope you’ve learned more about the work NRHC does to promote USDA Rural Housing programs in Congress and with the Administration. With this in mind, I hope you will consider becoming a coalition member.

Right now, we are in a period of unprecedented austerity in the federal budget. Both Congress and the White House have supported spending cuts that negatively impact rural communities. Yet, despite these challenges, NRHC has successfully supported and expanded housing opportunities in rural America. Through a combination of old-fashioned shoe leather, action-oriented research, and strong advocacy from local housing and community development organizations, NRHC has fought off sequestration, lousy USDA budgets, and Congressional inaction to preserve—and, in some cases, increase—funding for rural housing and community development programs.

NRHC needs your support to continue to be successful. That’s why NRHC is offering new members a one-year membership for $250.00; including subscriptions to its Budget Bulletin and Rural Housing Reporter publications. (Go here for membership form.)

I encourage you to visit the website, check out some of their reports (like the most recent report on Rural America’s Rental Housing Crisis), and feel free to contact Bob Rapoza (Bob@rapoza.org) or Sarah Mickelson (sarah@rapoza.org) if you have any questions.