Each issue of HAC’s Rural Voices magazine focuses on a single topic important to rural communities, with subjects ranging from housing for older rural residents to the future of housing finance to citizen-led design. Local rural housing professionals from around the country write most of the articles, sharing their expertise, best practices, and even the mistakes they’ve learned from. To hear when a new issue of the magazine is published, sign up for HAC’s email list or watch for announcements in the HAC News and on social media.

Conference 2010: Rural Housing Leaders Reflect: Where do we go from here?

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  • Pinky Clifford, Oglala Sioux Tribal Partnerships for Housing
  • Peter Carey, Self-Help Enterprises
  • Rose Garcia, Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation
  • John Zippert, The Federation of Southern Cooperatives
  • Steve Kirk, Rural Housing, Inc.
  • Griffin Lotson, Sams Memorial Community Economic Development, Inc.
  • Art Gonzales, Southeastern Wisconsin Housing Corporation
  • Polly Nichol, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Fall 2010: Rural CHDOs: Building Capacity, Building Homes

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  • Special Feature – 2010 HAC National Rural Housing Conference: Honoring Our Past As We Look to the Future
  • Navigating the CHDO Process – Total Action Against Poverty
  • Celebrating California’s First Native American-Based Community Housing Development Organization – United Native Housing Development Corporation
  • With Tighter Budgets, Vermont CHDOs Focus on Sustainability – Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Making Homeownership Dreams a Reality–at an Affordable Price – Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc.
  • Capacity Leads to Access – North East Community Action Corporation

Spring 2010: Going for Green

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  • Energy Efficiency – Profile: Rural Development, Inc.
  • Sustainable Sites – Profile: Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Water Conservation – Profile: OPAL Community Land Trust
  • Green Rehabilitation – Profile: Umpqua CDC
  • Materials & Resources – Profile: Community Housing Partners
  • Indoor Air Quality – Profile: Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation
  • Special Feature – National Rural Housing Conference 2010: Learning Opportunities

Winter 2009 – 10: Building a Brighter Future in the Colonias

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  • View from Washington: Bringing Hope to the Colonias
  • The Old Nogales Highway Colonia: A Work in Progress
  • Engaging Communities: One Person at a Time
  • The Nuestra Casa Home Improvement Loan Program and the Old Dream of a Concrete Home
  • Seeking Solutions: The Human Injustice of Colonias Pushes One Nonprofit to Seek Solutions
  • Southwest border of Arizona snd Mexico Colonias News
  • Advocating for Equity in California’s Rural communities
  • Protecting the Environment and Creating Affordable Housing
  • USDA Rural Housing Service: A New Direction

Fall 2009: Nonprofit Sustainability: Doing More with Less

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  • Nonprofits in the Current Recession
  • Crafting a Path Toward Long-Term Viability
  • Getting Results from an Outreach Campaign
  • Speaking to the Community
  • Sharing the Gift
  • Expanding Our Capacity
  • Collaborative Workspace and Services
  • Nonprofit Organizational Sustainability through Community Partnerships
  • Nonprofit Sustainability: A Foundation’s Perspective
  • SPECIAL FEATURE: Benefitting from the Housing Act of 1949

Summer 2009: Making Housing Fair – Rural Enforcement and Collaboration

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  • Fair Housing Practices
  • The Challenges of Fair Housing Enforcement in Rural America
  • Enforcement in Maine of Family Status Protections
  • Collaboration as a Second Language
  • Combating Housing Discrimination and Promoting Housing Justice for the Disabled in Rural Iowa
  • Protecting the Rights of Vulnerable Populations
  • View from Washington: USDA Office of Civil Rights
  • View from Washington: HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
  • Special Feature: One Person’s Connections with the Housing Act of 1949

Spring 2009: Public Housing Authorities: Partnering in Rural Communities

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  • Speical Feature: Reflections on USDA Rural Housing
  • Housing Authorities and Rural Communities
  • Broadening our Reach: Randolph County Housing Authority
  • Invest Your Best: The Importance of Partnership
  • Moving to Flexibility: Encouraging Flexible Public Housing Programs
  • Helping Renters Become Homeowners
  • View from Washington: Public Housing Preservation

Spring 2008: Losing the Dream – The Foreclosure Crisis in Rural America

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  • View from Washington: Efforts to Stem the Foreclosure Crisis
  • Minnesota Uses Statewide Strategies
  • Creating a Successful Foreclosure Prevention Program
  • Counseling Those in Need
  • A Look at Rural Foreclosures in Ohio
  • Foreclosure Hits Rural Communities Too

Winter 2007 – 08: Rehabilitating Affordable Rural Housing

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  • Rehab resources: Using HOME Funds for Homeowner Rehabilitation
  • Rehab resources: Basic Guide to Redon Mitigation in Existing Buildings
  • Rehab resources: USDA Section 504 HOME Rehabilitation Grants and Loans
  • We’re Staying Put: Housing to Accommodate Consumer Preferences in an Aging Society
  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Housing and Rehabilitation
  • Weatherization Works in Alabama
  • Rural Rental Rehabilitation Helps Communities
  • Rural Oregon Rehabilitation Uses Green Building Strategies