News

Decisions made in Washington, DC affect even the most remote corners of rural America. Affordable housing everywhere in the country is impacted by what federal agencies do, what Congress does, even what the Supreme Court decides. HAC follows federal policy and government actions closely and gives rural housing stakeholders the information they need. Details about the most recent government funding, laws, regulations, and more are provided on this page. HAC provides summaries and key facts in the biweekly HAC News newsletter and on its social media streams.

HAC does a wonderful job in providing national presence and leadership in Washington and with other national organizations to keep rural housing issues within their focus

– Comment from HAC’s Stakeholder Survey

Policy News from the Administration

HAC’s Statement on the End of the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is concerned by the Supreme…
Policy News from the Administration

HAC Agrees with HUD Fair Housing Rule

HAC has submitted a comment letter supporting HUD's proposed cancellation…
Policy News from Congress

Senate Proposes Some Increases for USDA Housing

August 5, 2021 - The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its…
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Policy News from the Administration

HAC Supports USDA’s Interest in Racial Justice, Equity, and Underserved Communities

Federal policy and programs benefit some areas of the United…
Policy News from Congress

Updated July 29 – FY22 Funding Bill Moves Forward in House

Updated, July 29, 2021 - The full House passed H.R. 4502, a "minibus"…
Policy News from the Administration

HAC Supports Fair Housing Rule

HAC has submitted comments strongly supporting HUD's decision…
Policy News from the Administration

HAC Recommends Federal Actions for Rural Equity

HAC submitted comments in response to an Office of Management…
Policy News from Congress

Congressional Hearing Addresses Refinancing for Rural Homeowners

On May 6, 2021 the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture…
Policy News from the Administration

Biden Budget Outline Calls for More HUD Funding and Expanded Rural StrikeForce

April 9, 2021 - The Biden Administration's first budget request,…