HAC’s full length research reports provide detailed information and analysis on a wide array of social, economic, and housing issues that impact affordable housing needs and provision in rural America.

HOME, CDBG, and Farmworker Housing Development

HOME, CDBG, and Farmworker Housing Development
Print copy: $3.50
Presents four case studies of projects that have successfully and creatively developed or rehabilitated farmworker housing using the Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs.
1997, 70 pages, ISBN 1-58064-001-X

Housing Counseling in Rural America

Housing Counseling in Rural America
Print copy: $7.00
Examines differences between rural and urban housing counseling needs, describes some of the counseling programs presently used in rural areas, and discusses possible ways of measuring counseling’s effectiveness.
1997, 114 pages, ISBN 1-58064-003-6

Housing for Families and Unaccompanied Migrant Farmworkers

Housing for Families and Unaccompanied Migrant Farmworkers
Print copy: $4.00
Through case studies, examines the need for and availability of housing suitable for migrant farmworkers traveling with families or unaccompanied.
1997, 56 pages, ISBN 1-58064-005-2

Rural Housing and Welfare Reform: HAC's 1997 Report on the State of the Nation's Rural Housing

Rural Housing and Welfare Reform: HAC’s 1997 Report on the State of the Nation’s Rural Housing
Cost for print copy: $6.00
Analyzes data on income, demographics, and housing conditions for all rural residents and for those receiving welfare before welfare reform took effect.
1997, 72 pages, ISBN 1-58064-060-5

Self-Help Housing Development Process in Rural Areas

Self-Help Housing Development Process in Rural Areas
Print copy: $3.00
Describes the mutual self-help process from start to finish. Best practices illustrate land acquisition issues, management of self-help building groups and ways to secure affordable permanent financing.
1997, 54 pages, ISBN 1-58064-026-5

Case Studies on Lending in Indian Country

Describes some partnerships between tribes and lenders to produce privately funded housing on trust lands.
1996, 19 pages, ISBN 1-58064-017-6

Case Studies on Lending in Indian Country (PDF)

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)