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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: October 14, 2021

Vol. 50, No. 21 TOP STORIES Some funding needs get short-term…
Solar panels covering parking spaces at Calistoga Family Apartments The U.S. Department of Agriculture

“Worst Case” Rental Housing Needs Changed Little from 2017 to 2019

Only 62 affordable rental units were available for every 100…

HAC News: September 30, 2021

Vol. 50, No. 20 TOP STORIES Funding for early FY22 likely…

HAC News: October 14, 2021

Vol. 50, No. 21 TOP STORIES Some funding needs get short-term…
A family works on their self-help home in El Milagro. Courtesy of CRHDC.
Courtesy of CRHDC.

Revisiting Rural: The Subdivision that Built a Community

This is the first story in Revisiting Rural, a series which explores…
Policy News from Congress

Updated October 20 – FY22 HUD Funding Bill Proposed in Senate

Updated, October 20, 2021 - The Senate Appropriations Committee…


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



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


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


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