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The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is a national nonprofit that supports affordable housing efforts throughout rural America. Since 1971, HAC has provided below-market financing for affordable housing and community development, technical assistance and training, research and information, and policy formulation to enable solutions for rural communities.

The Latest From the Housing Assistance Council

HAC News: May 12, 2022

TOP STORIES Community Reinvestment Act proposal released. Comments…
HAC News: April 28, 2022

HAC News: April 28, 2022

Vol. 51, No. 9 TOP STORIES Rural Partners Network launched. A…
HAC News: April 14, 2022

HAC News: April 14, 2022

Vol. 51, No. 8 TOP STORIES Nominations open for Rural Community…

HAC News: May 12, 2022

TOP STORIES Community Reinvestment Act proposal released. Comments…
The Persistence of Poverty in Rural America - Rural Research Brief Cover - 2021
Housing Assistance Council

The Persistence of Poverty in Rural America

Persistently poor counties are classified as having poverty rates…
HAC Training - Construction Oriented
2021 HAC Annual Report

HAC’s 2021 Annual Report

HAC would like to present its Annual Report for the year 2021. HAC…
Policy News from the Administration

HAC CEO Statement on Biden-Harris Housing Supply Action Plan

by David Lipsetz The Biden-Harris Administration released…

RURAL AMERICANS

Should have access to quality homes, neighborhoods, and opportunities like anyone in the United States.

many

RURAL COMMUNITIES

have been left behind because of global economics, disinvestment, exploitation, policy mismatches, or indifference. In 2021, rural Americans are more likely to:
live in poverty,
have lower life expectancy,
reside in a persistently poor region, 
live in substandard housing or inadequate housing
comprehensive and community-based

STRATEGIES and SOLUTIONS

are needed more than ever to advance equity and progress in
rural America
the

HOUSING ASSISTANCE COUNCIL

helps build homes and communities across rural America with 50 years of experience providing: