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

White House Budget Requests Increases in Rural Housing Funding

The White House's detailed budget request for fiscal year 2024…
Policy News from the Administration

HUD Budget Proposes to Shrink Small Programs, Expand Support for Others

The administration’s budget for fiscal year 2024 requests funding…
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HAC Comments on HUD’s CDBG-DR Disaster Recovery Program

Responding to two requests for information from HUD, on February…

Executive Order Calls for Creating Rural Economic Opportunity

Building on previous equity efforts that began his first day…
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Housing Assistance Council Statement on $54 Million Funding Package for Homelessness in Rural America

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…
Policy News from Congress

Housing Assistance Council Statement on FY 2023 Omnibus Bill

This bipartisan agreement maintains funding for USDA’s rural…
Policy News from Congress

Final FY23 Spending Bill Boosts Some Rural Housing Programs

Most USDA rural housing programs will see modest boosts or flat…
Policy News from Congress

HUD Spending Bill Creates New Manufactured Housing Program and Emphasizes New Construction

Final fiscal year 2023 funding levels for most HUD programs remain…
HACs Policy Priorities for 2023

HAC’s 2023 Rural Housing Policy Priorities

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