Affordable housing is a struggle everywhere. But rural communities face unique challenges in gaining investments and development opportunities. Stay informed with our coverage on new programs, developments and conversations.
Tackling Rural America’s ‘Hidden’ Housing Crisis
Over the past two years, the rate of homelessness and housing insecurity rose faster in rural places than the country at large, but community-based organizations are in a unique position to offer solutions.
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Analysis: Final 2023 Budget Maintains Rural Housing Funding at USDA and HUD
Besides support for existing programs for home-owners and renters, the legislation created a new program to improve the conditions of manufactured housing.
Want to Move to Rural Oklahoma? An Online Database Has Property Listings
So far, the joint project of the Oklahoma Municipal League and state Home Builders Association only has 60 listings. The goal is to make information about rural properties more available to buyers and developers.
Housing For Health: Grants Offer Support For Healthy Housing Opportunity
Rural LISC supports 22 community development corporations in creating and maintaining supportive housing for health outcomes.
Q&A: What Data Tells Us About Rural Housing Cost Burdens
Contrary to popular belief, some of the largest increases in housing costs were in rural America during the pandemic. The Daily Yonder spoke with housing expert Lance George about how rural renters and homeowners were affected.
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When No Home Is Affordable, Where Do You Live?
With a housing shortage in southern Colorado in full swing, those who are not pushed out have to find alternative places to live. Some more accomodating than others.
Report: Manufactured Homes Could Be Lifesaver for Housing Shortage
But experts say there are issues that need to be addressed to make financing easier to navigate.
Leaky Roof? A USDA Home Repair Program is an Option
One USDA program has given out over $1 billion in rural home repair grants since its inception, and could be inspiration for similar programs in urban and suburban communities as well.
With Housing Shortage Still Ongoing, Manufactured Homes are Gaining Ground
Trailer park residents face changing ownership structures of the properties they inhabit, but some states are working to make it easier for them to purchase land where the structures are located.
Intersecting Costs: Housing and Transportation in the Rural Fifth District
Despite typically lower housing costs in rural areas compared to urban areas, nearly four out of 10 low- and middle-income households in the rural Fifth District are housing cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on housing.
Increases in Rural Housing Programs Depend on Fast Congressional Action
The Biden budget proposal would increase support for nearly all of USDA’s housing programs. For HUD, also an important source of funding for rural housing, the budget would raise overall spending on housing, including Housing Choice Vouchers.