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The Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) is an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, "How is HUD investing in my community?" CART provides a snapshot of HUD investments across a community, cutting the time it takes to...read more
URL: . https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ecd/epfp_50_state_profiles_6_15_17_508.pdf To get the full picture of homelessness in your community, it is important to consider a variety of data. These updated state profiles provide a snapshot of early childhood...read more
Rural America is facing an enormous crisis. Based on current unemployment rates, rural employers have job vacancies, but no one to fill them. Just as troubling, 1.5 million rural residents are 'working' poor-- meaning they are working, but earning below the federal...read more
Pre-Application Period Open for USDA Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization Program Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service (RUS) has opened pre-application period for its Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization Program. The program aims to maintain safe and affordable rental housing for low-income persons and farm laborers....read more
Low-income families and people of color often struggle to find safe neighborhoods to live in due to high housing costs and discrimination. These challenges lead to economically segregated neighborhoods that suffer from neglect, inadequate services, and high levels of...read more