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 Recommendations to the CFPB on HMDA Rule Assessment

HAC submitted comments in response to the Consumer Financial…

USDA Rural Development State Directors Named

This table identifies State Directors for U.S. Department of…

HAC’s 2022 Rural Housing Policy Priorities

Federal policy has an important and lasting impact on rural places.…
Policy News from Congress

Federal Funding Extended to February 18

Hours before a temporary spending measure was set to expire on…
Policy News from the Administration

HAC Applauds OCC Rescinding 2020 CRA Rule

HAC submitted comments in response to the Office of the Comptroller…
Rory Doyle/ There is More Work to be Done

Historic Housing & Capacity Building Investments in Build Back Better Framework

Statement from HAC's CEO This is a moment housing advocates…
Policy News from the Administration

HAC Recommends a Focus on Racial and Geographic Equity in FHFA Comments

HAC submitted comments in response to the Federal Housing Finance…
Policy News from the Administration

HAC Urges Census Bureau to Expand Data Offerings

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has submitted comments to…
Policy News from Congress

Updated October 20 – FY22 HUD Funding Bill Proposed in Senate

Updated, October 20, 2021 - The Senate Appropriations Committee…
Shawn Poynter/ There is More Work to be Done

UPDATE – 120 organizations sign on to Support rural housing and capacity building in the Build Back Better Act

Thank you! With your help 120 organizations signed on Congressional…