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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

HAC’s 2024 Rural Housing Policy Priorities

For over 50 years, the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has been…

The New CRA Rule: A Preliminary Look at Potential Implications for Bank Investment in Rural Community Development

On October 24, 2023, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency…

Updated October 2 – What would a federal government shutdown mean for rural housing?

Update, October 2, 2023 - A last-minute agreement on a continuing…

Status of HUD Appropriations for FY24

On February 28, 2024, with funding for USDA, HUD, and some other…
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Status of USDA Rural Housing Appropriations for FY24

On February 28, 2024, with funding for USDA, HUD, and some other…

Debt ceiling compromise limits spending, rescinds some HUD and USDA housing funds

The Fiscal Responsibility Act – the recently enacted compromise…