Volume 1 Number 2

Rural Voices: 25 Years: A Foundation for the Future

The cover story reviews HAC’s twenty-five year commitment to rural housing and how issues facing the development of affordable housing have been managed. We look at the accomplishments and improvements that have been made; however, we emphasize that all the good work and projects completed over the years have not gotten us to the final stages of solving affordable rural housing dilemmas. Nonetheless, the numerous people who have worked in this field have laid the foundation for a more productive future.

This issue also takes a good look at how some innovative people in Texas are trying to solve the problems that occur in colonias along the U.S/Mexican border; how Native American loan packagers help build links between Indian reservations and federal monies; and how rural housing development’s future is in line with the development of the information superhighway.

Migrant Workers Struggle for Housing - Vol. 1, Issue 1

Rural Voices: Migrant Workers Struggle for Housing

The first issue of Rural Voices highlights the struggles of farmworkers to find decent, affordbale housing in rural America. The magazine also features stories about empowering people through self-help housing and the Government’s direct lending programs.

Community Land Trusts and Rural Housing

Examines use of communal ownership of land for the development or preservation of housing for low- and very low-income households. Describes the conceptual, legal, and financial structures of a community land trust (CLT), explores the application of the CLT model to rural low-income housing development, and offers case studies of several developed and planned rural housing CLTs.
1993, 34 pages, ISBN 1-58064-058-3

Community Land Trusts and Rural Housing (PDF)

Improvement of Housing and Infrastructure Conditions in the Lower Mississippi Delta

Documents some successful approaches to improving housing and infrastructure in the Delta.
2000, 44 pages, ISBN 1-58064-101-6

Improvement of Housing and Infrastructure Conditions in the Lower Mississippi Delta (PDF)