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.
Register now for the Section 502 Direct Packaging Training for Nonprofit Organizations at the HAC Rural Housing Conference. Space is filling up quickly and experience 502 packagers do not want to miss this valuable opportunity.
An article in the American Bar Association Journal describes a "justice gap" in the rural U.S., and the steps some places are taking to attract lawyers. Read "In Rural America, There are Job Opportunities and a Need for Lawyers."
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