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Housing Challenges in Rural Communities

Reposted from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition‘s Memo to Members, December 7, 2012. “A new report from the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) examines the housing crisis in rural America. Despite enjoying generally lower housing costs, an increasing number of rural households struggle with poverty. Rural poverty rates exceed comparable national rates across all racial and ethnic groups. These poor households also struggle with housing affordability; the number of housing cost burdened households rose by six percentage points in rural America between 2000 and 2010…” Read Full National Low-Income Housing Coalition Article  Link to Report: Taking Stock, Rural People, Housing in the 21st Century 

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