In this issue:

502 Direct Loan Packaging Program increases access to home ownership

In February, Daphne Rotolo received some distressing news from a woman she was helping to find better housing. As a homeownership assistant with Housing Resources of Western Colorado, she’s seen and heard about many troublesome living situations. This was among the worst.  Read more

Dear Sher

My organization wants to use the 10 percent de minimis indirect rate in our next 523 TA grant proposal. Can we do that? Read Sher’s advice

RCAC’s hiring—we’re looking for a financial specialist

Your financial management skills can make a real difference in rural communities! The financial management specialist trains nonprofit housing organizations and local and tribal government agencies to strengthen accounting systems, more effectively manage resources and better understand cost of services and products. Apply here

USDA Proposed Rule – Income Banding, Net Family Assets, and Area Loan Limits

On Aug. 31, 2018, Federal Register published a Proposed Rule to seek comments on proposed changes. Read the proposed changes

HAC 2018 Rural Housing Conference

The conference features more than 40 workshops where participants will learn best practices for rural housing development, organizational management and resource development, as well as innovative approaches to housing and community development. The event also offers a pre-conference day packed with gatherings for coalitions, associations and working groups. More information and registration

RCAC’s Self-Help Builder News is funded by USDA Rural Development

The newsletter is published quarterly for the western region self-help network at no cost to subscribers. We encourage correspondence and contributions.

Stanley Keasling, chief executive officer

Angela Sisco, executive editor

Sharon Wills, managing editor

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