Success Stories


  • The Puff Factory ribbon-cutting and grand opening

    In May, as Jacqueline Alexander welcomed dozens of visitors to The Puff Factory ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony, her friend Adrienne Nelson lauded Alexander’s perseverance during the last three years, when it seemed the various obstacles she faced would prevent her from success.

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  • Jones Valley’s special day

    Jones Valley, Calif. – In 2013, John Van den Bergh, who was then the Fall River Valley Community Services District general manager, got a call from a California congressman who was both discouraged and hopeful about a seemingly insoluble problem in his district.

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  • RCAC loans help rural communities expand healthcare services

    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. At each birth, Rodriguez was at a hospital, but as a Medicaid patient, she was still responsible for covering some of the costs. Moreover, there were logistics to consider …

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  • Catholic Charities Housing Services

    RCAC staff provides technical assistance to Catholic Charities Housing Services to implement its self-help housing program.

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  • Mountainlands Community Housing Association

    The United States is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. Low- and even moderate-income households face significant challenges to achieve homeownership. And Utah’s skyrocketing housing prices mean even moderate income families often cannot afford a market rate mortgage.

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