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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

House Bill Proposes Rural Housing Cuts, Though Not for Purchase Mortgages or Rental Vouchers

The House Appropriations Subcommittee released its fiscal year…
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Updated March 20 – What would a federal government shutdown mean for rural housing?

Updated, March 20, 2024 - Some parts of the government may shut…

Administration’s Budget Requests Substantial New HUD Funding

The Biden Administration’s budget for fiscal year 2025, released…
Rental Preservation

HAC Announces New Center for Rural Multifamily Housing Preservation

Contact: Kristin Blum kristin@ruralhome.org (202) 842-8600 Washington,…
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Final FY24 Spending Bill Cuts Most Rural Housing Programs

All but three of USDA's rural housing programs receive funding…

Some HUD Programs Cut in Final FY24 Spending Bill, But Vouchers Fully Funded

Some Department of Housing and Urban Development programs will…

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…