Research and Information

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.

In Search of "Good" Rural Data Cover Image

In Search of “Good” Rural Data

The Housing Assistance Council has long been working to address…
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Revealing Rural Realities: What Fuels Inaccurate and Incomplete Coverage of Rural Issues?

This report underscores and articulates how ongoing changes…

Picking Up the Pieces: HAC’s Natural Disaster Guide

When a disaster strikes a rural area, one of the most serious…
Rental Housing for a 21stCentury Rural America

Rental Housing for a 21st Century Rural America: A Platform for Production

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This report is a companion piece to HAC's Platform for Preservation report, the report analyzes the demand for new affordable rental housing in rural places and suggests ways to increase funding and capacity to deliver new units.
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Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Mortgage Finance in Indian Country

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This report, Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Mortgage…
Native American Creative Placemaking

Native American Creative Placemaking

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That "Placemaking was always known to Native Americans" undergirds…