As more residents in rural areas are priced out of new development, NGOs like the OPAL Community Land Trust work hard to increase housing affordability for communities in high amenity areas.Read More...
For the third year in a row, the Trump administration has proposed major cuts in key federal programs serving rural communities. The plan is unlikely to survive Congressional deliberation.
The shortage of rural-based attorneys and legal aid creates housing problems for rural Californians.
“Jobs need beds,” so tech workers moved to cheaper towns. And small towns of fewer than 10,000 grew more quickly than earlier in the decade, attracting more than 142,000 new people last year, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau…
Property owners say they can generate more profit and fewer headaches by renting to vacationers instead of local residents. The boom in short-term rentals could have some long-term consequences in the rural housing market.
A national youth-development nonprofit has established a big footprint in rural America. One third of its program sites operate outside cities. Karen Fasimpaur reports on the 2018 gathering of the YouthBuild USA National Rural Gathering.
Some advocates say mobile homes offer an affordable and practical alternative to stick-built housing. But much of the mobile home stock in America is old and substandard. And legal and financial issues complicate the market for new mobile…
The shuttering of public housing complexes in two small Midwestern towns raises big questions for residents, HUD and Congress. To tell the story, I could use your help.
Despite pushback from the House and Senate on a similar proposal released last year, the Trump administration again recommends doing away with a majority of the nation’s rural housing programs.
Jim King ·
An association of rural community development organizations calls for more attention to rural development, not less.