West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) announced today that it received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through its Rural Capacity Building for Affordable Housing and Community Development grant (RCB).

The funds will support RCAC’s Building Rural Economies (BRE) program, Tribal Housing Excellence Academy (THE Academy), Development Solutions and a partnership with California Coalition for Rural Housing’s Internship Program. During the past six years, these programs increased participants’ capacity to plan and implement affordable housing and/or comprehensive community economic development activities that benefit low-income persons in both rural and Indigenous communities throughout the rural West.

“We’re pleased to continue our partnership with HUD’s RCB program to ensure affordable housing and economic development opportunities for the communities we serve,” said Suzanne Anarde, RCAC chief executive officer. “These proven programs continue to give rural and Indigenous communities tools to chart their course for success.”

RCAC’s RCB funded programs will serve the rural West, and efforts will be focused in California and New Mexico.

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and western Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC staff provides direct services in program areas including affordable housing, environmental services, economic development and lending. About RCAC

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