HUD PD&R has released its biennial report, Moving Forward, which highlights its activities in FYs 2013 and 2014 and provides an update on current and future projects. The report provides insight into how PD&R supports the field of affordable housing.
The Census Bureau released the supplemental poverty measure for 2013 which, at 15.5%, is higher than the official rate. The supplemental rates for seniors and foreign born persons are both over 5 percent higher than their respective official rates.
HAC wrote a piece for The Daily Yonder detailing a recent decline in mortgage activity in rural areas. A 23% drop in rural refinances, higher cost loans in rural America, and gaps and limitations in rural mortgage reporting are all cause for concern.
A story from NPR News highlights a pilot program from rural Maine that will allow veterans living in rural areas to access healthcare closer to their homes. Veterans were previously required to travel to a VA facility to receive care.
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