The March 2014 issue of Rural Voices, “Looking to the Future: Housing and Youth in Rural America” is now available for download from the Housing Assistance Council. This edition looks at the unique issues related to youth and housing in rural America. The edition also features several organizations that directly serve rural youth.
Children Growing up in Rural America
by Marybeth J. Mattingly and Cynthia M. Duncan, The Carsey Institute
Characteristics and challenges of a changing population.
Serving Families from Roots to the Moon
by Nadia Villagrán, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
How California’s Coachella Valley Housing Coalition helped improve the lives of one rural farmworker family.
Young People Build Affordable Housing and Transform Their Lives
by Karen Jacobson, Randolph County Housing Authority
YouthBuild provides young rural Americans with the opportunity to build job skills, and homes, in their own communities.
A group of graduates from the California Coalition for Rural Housing’s Youth Internship program discuss opportunities for youth in rural America.
Lead Poisoning: Not Just a Problem for Urban Youth
by Ron Rupp,
Lead paint is common in older rural housing and is considered to be the leading environmental health threat to young children.
VIEW FROM WASHINGTON
Congress Acts on Rural Housing
by Joe Belden and Leslie Strauss
A federal budget and extension of eligibility for rural communities are positive steps for affordable rural housing. The proposed 2015 budget? Not so much.
Children & Youth in Rural America – (Interactive Prezi)
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