Rural communities face unique challenges when dealing with the affordable housing crisis. Because development does not generally occur at a large scales in rural areas, construction costs are often higher in rural communities compared to urban areas, which reduces the incentives for private investment. Additionally, a lack of access to credit in many rural areas limits funding for maintenance of existing units.

NLIHC works with our state and national partners to advocate for increased funding for USDA and HUD programs, particularly those that provide funding to non-profits that support the creation of affordable housing.

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May 23, 2022

House Financial Services Committee Passes Two Bills Addressing Homelessness

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services approved two bills addressing homelessness on May 18: the “Flexibility in Addressing Rural Homelessness Act” (H.R. 7196) and the “Coordinating Substance Use and Homelessness Care Act of 2022” (H.R. 7716). Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Frank…