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The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is a national nonprofit that supports affordable housing efforts throughout rural America. Since 1971, HAC has provided below-market financing for affordable housing and community development, technical assistance and training, research and information, and policy formulation to enable solutions for rural communities.

The Latest From the Housing Assistance Council

HAC COVID In-Person Event Policy

With the health and safety of our partners and staff as our highest…

HAC News: July 7, 2022

TOP STORIES USDA requests temporary waiver for “Buy America,”…

HAC News: June 23, 2022

TOP STORIES House proposes increasing some rural housing funding. On…

HAC News: August 18, 2022

TOP STORIES Inflation Reduction Act includes housing energy…
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Claudia Miranda and her mother, Martha Baltazar, in front of Martha’s home at Rosaleda Village in Wasco, Calif.

How HAC’s Training and Technical Assistance Supports Homebuyer Education

Homeownership isn’t just part of the American Dream—it is…
Policy News field

HAC Submits Community Reinvestment Act Comments

The Community Reinvestment Act is essential to communities across…


Should have access to quality homes, neighborhoods, and opportunities like anyone in the United States.



have been left behind because of global economics, disinvestment, exploitation, policy mismatches, or indifference. In 2021, rural Americans are more likely to:
live in poverty,
have lower life expectancy,
reside in a persistently poor region, 
live in substandard housing or inadequate housing
comprehensive and community-based


are needed more than ever to advance equity and progress in
rural America


helps build homes and communities across rural America with 50 years of experience providing: