What Does the 2016 Budget Mean for Rural Housing?

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The Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 was released on February 2. What will it mean for rural housing programs? Join the Housing Assistance Council for a brief presentation and Q&A session. Learn about the proposals for USDA and HUD programs. How would proposed changes and funding levels in these programs affect rural communities? How is the budget likely to be received on Capitol Hill? Ask your questions of the experts at HAC.

Rural Seniors and Their Homes: Planning for a Rapidly Aging Rural America

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With the Baby Boomer generation turning 65, the United States is experiencing growth among older adults that it has never before seen. According to U.S. Census projections, the over age 65 population is expected to grow by 30 million individuals by the year 2030, jumping from 13 percent of the national population to 20 percent. This is a staggering 35 percent increase over the next twenty years.

Rural America is older and aging faster than the nation overall with 15.7 percent of the rural population over the age of 65 compared to 13 percent nationally. The relatively older composition of the rural population is not solely a factor of natural population change but is also impacted by economic conditions. The increasing senior population in rural America will add new stresses to housing, health care, and social services that will be felt by our parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, and even us. We must remember that this demographic change is not a negative development, as long as we plan and prepare for it. To ensure all individuals are able to live safely, comfortably, and in dignity as they age, we must first understand the issues, concerns, and trends that exist.

Join us on Tuesday, January 13th, for HAC’s upcoming webinar, Rural Seniors and Their Homes: Planning for a Rapidly Aging Rural America to learn more about the demographic, economic, and housing trends of seniors and near-seniors in rural America as well as their housing options. Housing provides shelter and often economic security, but for many seniors the home has even greater value. Homes contain reminders of life experiences and serve as a catalyst for active and healthy lifestyles. Seniors have special housing needs: access to health services, supportive services, and even companionship become critical and must be considered. The impacts of these issues play a considerable role in our seniors’ quality of life and cannot be overemphasized.

Rural Seniors and Their HomesDownload HAC’s Report, Housing an Aging Rural America: Rural Seniors and Their Homes.

Making it Work: Creative Ways to Utilize HAC Loan Products

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Identifying tangible funding sources for any development project can be a large undertaking. Join the Housing Assistance Council to hear directly from senior loan fund staff on how HAC’s loan funds can be used in your affordable housing development project. This webinar will provide specific examples of how HAC loan products can be used in affordable housing deals, as well as information and details on best practices of application submission, along with varied examples of how HAC loan products interact with other funding sources.

Understanding HAC Loan Products: An Overview on Uses, Eligibility, Requirements and Restrictions

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As funding requirements become more rigorous, it is increasingly important for borrowers to be aware of and understand lender restrictions and overall requirements. This webinar is specifically designed to enhance current HAC borrower knowledge and provide potential nonprofits, for profits and government borrowers with an overview of HAC’s available loan products. Participants will hear directly from HAC’s senior loan fund staff and be able to obtain answers to many loan product related questions.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain first-hand information and guidance; register now and join the Housing Assistance Council for a detailed overview of its loan products, borrow eligibility and uses!

Building a Community for Veterans: Patriot Place, Tennessee

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The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar on single- and multi-family affordable housing for veterans. Targeted to veterans, Patriot Place is a community with a mix of affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for up to 75 households within a subdivision/neighborhood setting in Johnson County, Tennessee. The project site is accessible to services and is within 40 minutes of a nationally-ranked VA hospital in Mountain Home, Tennessee. Eastern Eight CDC, the local nonprofit developer of this community, offers a range of affordable housing options in this community including rental, rent-to-own, and self-help homeownership.

Affordability is one of the nation’s biggest housing challenges, for veterans and non-veterans alike. Households who spend over 30 percent of their income on housing costs are considered cost-burdened. Approximately 34 percent of rural veterans in their 20s, and 25 percent of veterans in their 30s have affordability problems. The goal for Patriot Place is to provide veterans with decent, safe, comfortable and affordable housing. Providing housing and needed services for our veterans can be complicated in rural areas due to vast geographies, limited resources, and less social service infrastructure.

Please join us on August 20th to learn more about the challenges faced and steps pursued in this innovative and successful model for serving rural veterans.

This webinar is supported by The Home Depot Foundation. For more information, please email Janice Clark at Janice@ruralhome.org.

Register Now! https://ruralhome.adobeconnect.com/e273e88kun9/event/event_info.html

Nonprofit Strategic Planning – Webinar Materials

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Whether sparked by a desire to have a greater impact or by an immediate change in the operating environment, effective strategic planning is crucial for the survival of any organization. This webinar introduces participants to proven approaches to strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, community groups, and/or coalitions. Participants will be provided with step-by-step methods and instructions on implementing a successful strategic plan as well as identifying critical issues to address when undertaking organizational planning.

Canal Street Housing for Homeless Veterans – Webinar Materials

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The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar on a model program for housing homeless veterans. More than 250,000 veterans experience homelessness each year. Veterans in rural areas are more likely to be homeless for longer periods of time and have serious medical problems. Nonprofits in rural communities are addressing the challenges for housing homeless veterans.

Several years of planning and hard work by veteran advocates and two nonprofit housing agencies led to the January 2011 opening of Canal Street Apartments in Winooski, Vermont. Housing Vermont was the developer of the six-story building and the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is the service provider for its tenants. The project features two-year transitional housing for homeless veterans on the first four floors, plus permanent affordable housing on the top two floors. Canal Street offers safe and decent housing to veterans in need.

Rural homeless veterans face a lack of opportunities for safe shelter compared to urban or suburban veterans. Join the Housing Assistance Council’s webinar on July 23rd to learn more about these challenges and the impact of a successful model for serving rural veterans.

This webinar is supported by The Home Depot Foundation. For more information, please email Janice Clark at Janice@ruralhome.org.

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Nonprofit Board Membership: From Basics to Beyond – Materials Available

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In Nonprofit Board Membership: From Basics to Beyond we will present manageable changes any nonprofit board can implement to improve their performance, make sound decisions, and further the mission of their organization.

From Service to Shelter: Housing Veterans in Rural America – Webinar

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As two wars overseas wind down, more veterans will be coming home, while at the same time the demographic changes associated with the baby boom generation and the overall greying of America will also impact veteran’s needs in rural America. In the next ten years, over 70 percent of all veterans in rural America will be over the age of 65 placing increased pressure on the housing and health needs of rural veterans.

On the opposite end of the age spectrum, younger veterans, returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, are more diverse and face different economic and housing challenges. Although these veterans comprise just 7.6 percent of the total rural veteran population, they are more diverse and face different economic and housing challenges than their older counterparts. Minority and female veterans are a much larger segment of this population as well and maintain differing needs than older veterans. Beyond this, younger veterans face higher unemployment and poverty rates than older veterans. Approximately 10 percent of veterans between the ages of 18 to 34 are unemployed and 12 percent have incomes below the poverty line.

For their sacrifice, it is imperative that all veterans have access to safe, affordable, and secure housing. This can be particularly challenging in rural America due to vast geographies, limited resources, and less social service infrastructure. Join the Housing Assistance Council’s webinar on June 25th to learn more about these challenges as well as the demographic shifts reported on in HAC’s new publication From Service to Shelter and the implications that these realities will have on providing affordable and appropriate housing to rural veterans.

This webinar is supported by The Home Depot Foundation. For more information, please email Janice Clark at janice@ruralhome.org.

Register Now! https://ruralhome.adobeconnect.com/e7t536khd3s/event/event_info.html.

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Managing the Numbers to Grow your Business

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Attn: Dan Stern
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW
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Washington, DC 20005

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Managing the Numbers to Grow your Business

Date: January 10, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM EDT
Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/5unry53unbzg&eom

Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN) in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) invites you to participate in “Managing the Numbers to Grow Your Business”; the third webinar of the three-part series on Entrepreneurship for Community Leaders.

Specifically designed for community leaders or novice entrepreneurs who are starting a new business or looking to grow and or further expand an existing business. This webinar will focus on:

  • Market Research: The Foundation for Profitability
  • Growing your Business by Effective Marketing (Numbers)
  • key Production Factors – The Business Engine
  • Capitalization Requirements to Get Started
  • Financial Pro Formas: Building on The Market Analysis
  • The Balance Sheet: A Snapshot of What You Have
  • The Cash Flow Statement: Enough to Pay the Bills?
  • Break-Even Analysis: When Profit Begins
  • Managing Numbers: Daily Choices & Opportunities

About Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN)

RDLN is a national multicultural social change organization that supports community-based development in poor rural areas through hands-on projects, education and skills building, leadership development and networking. Through RDLN, emerging leaders from poor rural areas spearhead development projects and design related study through which they may earn a certificate or academic credential. Participants attend RDLN’s month-long Rural Development Institute at the University of California, lead development projects in their communities under the umbrella of a Sponsoring Organization, engage in ongoing peer support and exchange, and have the option of earning an accredited academic degree.

RDLN’s webinars on Entrepreneurship are being provided as part of a Commitment-to-Action with the Clinton Global Initiative. RDLN is currently accepting applications for its month-long Institute at UCDavis this spring and for its master’s degree program with Antioch University Midwest.

Rural Development Leadership Network
P.O. Box 98
Prince St. Station
New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212)777-9137
Fax: (212)477-0367
Email: rdln@ruraldevelopment.org
Web: www.ruraldevelopment.org

About the Presenter
G. David Singleton, Program Analyst
California Native American Heritage Commission

Dave is the founder of Native Entrepreneur Opportunity Fund and organizes and offers native entrepreneurship training with the California Indian Manpower Consortium and the Rural Development Leadership Network, among others. David has more than thirty years of experience with, planning, implementation and evaluation of rural development projects; including tribal, small city economic development, small farm, cultural and education projects, with a strong focus on Native American projects.

David currently serves as Program Analyst for the State of California Native American Heritage Commission and has worked directly with many tribes on business development. He is a founding Board member of the Rural Development Leadership Network.