The July 2014 issue of Rural Voices takes another look at the housing crisis and asks some important questions. Knowledgeable experts in the affordable housing field share their expertise, insights, and strategies to improve housing conditions in light of the Great Recession.
VIEW FROM WASHINGTON
Discussing Community Reinvestment in Rural America
by Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency
How banks and federal savings associations can more effectively serve the credit needs of rural communities
Is the Housing Crisis Over? And how did it impact rural America?
An interview with:
Eric Belsky, Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University
Sheila Crowley, Executive Director, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Gail Burks, President & CEO, Nevada Fair Housing, Center, Inc.
Chuck Wehrwein, Acting President & CEO, NeighborWorks America
Four national leaders discuss the housing crisis and its impact on rural America
Repurposing Foreclosed Properties in Rural America
by Noel Poyo, Executive Director, and Christopher W. Sanchez, Program Director, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
A consortium of nonprofits works at the local level to reverse the devastating effects of the foreclosure crisis
Housing Counseling Services Offer More Than Just Counseling
by Keith L. Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan
While housing counselors are instrumental in helping people avoid foreclosure, they also provide invaluable resources to help families improve their lives
Making a Difference in Rural America
by Tony Hernandez, Administrator, USDA Rural Housing Service
Newly appointed Rural Housing Service administrator shares his thoughts and priorities for USDA’s housing initiatives
The housing crisis and its wake in rural America– (Interactive Prezi)
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