Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Saturday, 08.09

Members of the Rural Assembly's network on Immigration and Rural Communities would like to invite you to participate in a nationwide vigil in solidarity with refugees and immigrants who are fleeing violence in their home countries.

The network on Immigration and Rural Communities is made up of many organizations representing different sectors across the country who come together to support policies that make a positive difference for immigrants and the communities in which they live.  

The August 9 National Humanitarian Vigil: Humanity is Borderless is led by the Human Rights Coalition of South Texas and will take place in communities around the country beginning at 8pm CT.  You are invited to join one close by or host your own vigil in your community.  

Description of the event:

  • "... a call to our nation to light a candle in solidarity for immigrants in our nation and for the refugees fleeing violence from their home countries and let Obama know that he has an obligation to this country. 
  • We demand that humane immigration policies, such as Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") or Deferred Enforcement Status ("DED"), be granted to persons fleeing from violence from Central America and regions of Mexico. In addition, we demand that Deferred Action be extended to longtime hardworking settled families who live in fear of deportation. This is a human rights issue and it is our human and moral responsibility to stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters." 

For more information about the vigil, click here.  For the Spanish version, click here



Wednesday, 08.20

Urban, not rural, places are usually thought of as hubs of creativity and innovation, but this month’s CommunityMatters® and Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ webinar turns that notion on its head.

Emily Pilloton of Project H and Mark Rembert and Taylor Stuckert of Energize Clinton County, Ohio use the principles of good design to improve rural places, often in unexpected ways. Join CommunityMatters and the Citizen's Institute on Rural Design for an hour-long webinar highlighting community design that kick starts rural development. You’ll learn smart ways to introduce decision makers to design principles and find appropriate roles for “experts” and outsiders in resident-led design projects.

Photo Credit: David Sanabria




The Housing Assistance Council will hold a webinar on single- and multi-family affordable housing for veterans on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM ET. The webinar will introduce Patriot Place, a community targeted for veterans with a mix of affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for up to 75 households within a subdivision/neighborhood setting in Johnson County, Tennessee. Click here to register for the webinar.  



Wednesday, 08.27

As funding requirements become more rigorous, it is increasingly important for borrowers to be aware of and understand lender restrictions and overall requirements. This webinar is specifically designed to enhance current HAC borrower knowledge and provide potential nonprofits, for profits and government borrowers with an overview of HAC’s available loan products. Participants will hear directly from HAC’s senior loan fund staff and be able to obtain answers to many loan product related questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain first-hand information and guidance; register now and join the Housing Assistance Council for a detailed overview of its loan products, borrow eligibility and uses!