High Needs

Jennifer Emerling / There Is More Work To Be Done

High Needs Regions and Vulnerable Populations

HAC’s mission includes a mandate to serve the rural poor, including the poorest of the poor in the most rural places in the United States. Many of the poorest rural Americans live in what HAC designates as high needs regions or belong to vulnerable populations. These regions and populations are Central Appalachia, the Lower Mississippi Delta, Native American lands, the U.S.-Mexico border called Colonias, and among farmworkers. For four decades, HAC has focused our work on improving conditions in the assessed economic and housing conditions in these regions.