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The 2014 Rural Seminar, “BETTER TOGETHER: Strengthening America’s Rural Communities”, was held May 20-23 in Louisville, Ky., for nearly 300 rural community develop-ment practitioners. Watch the video to see the Rural Seminar in action.

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CDC in the Spotlight

CVHC finds a silver lining in the recession

There is a big demand for affordable housing in Southern California's Coachella Valley, with a waiting list over 17,000 people. Rural LISC Partner CDC Coachella Valley Housing Coalition has been utilizing the recession as a benefit to find lower land values to help the low-income families become first-time homeowners.

Suzanne Anarde speaks at Bipartisan Policy Center forum


Suzanne Anarde, Rural LISC Program Vice President, participated in a panel, “Rural Innovation and Leverage of Private Sector Resources”, moderated by Senator Kit Bond at the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission regional forum August 21 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The forum, “Housing America's Future: New Directions for National Policy”, explored critical issues including housing finance reform and the future of the FHA, community lending and the role of small banks and innovations in rural housing.  See a video of the panel discussion here.  More information on the Bipartisan Policy Center and the regional forum can be found here.

It's all about IMPACT!

Press Release: Bank of America Grant

In a move to help lift more families out of poverty, two longtime community development partners are focusing new resources on troubled rural communities across the country. 

“Already a Waiting List: Affordable Housing Advocates Cheer New Vt. Development”

As reported in New England Cable News (NECN), our Partner CDC Champlain Housing Trust is helping to make a new neighborhood in Shelburne, Vermont possible.  Harrington Village and the Wright House will provide 78 new homes with rental costs that are subsidized for mixed incomes.  As the opening of the Harrington Village and the Wright House development takes place there is already a waiting list of people who want to live there.  Champlain Housing Trust along with Housing Vermont and the Cathedral Square Corporation worked together to make this project possible.  See the full story at NECN.

                                                                                                                                 Photo Credit: Jack Thurston/NECN

 

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