The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is pleased to announce a new 2012 rural housing project planning and capacity building initiative. HAC will make grant awards to ten experienced affordable housing organizations. Selected groups will use the approximately $20,000 grant funds to plan the new construction, or rehab/preservation, of affordable ownership or rental housing in rural communities. Funding can support certain early feasibility and pre-development activities as well as build the housing staff capacity while they pursue an identified project during the grant period. Please note that applications are due October 2, 2012. Download the application for further details.