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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June 17, 2019

Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Support Manufactured Homes

Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced legislation on June 12 to support state and local governments that wish to include manufactured housing as an affordable housing solution when applying for federal funding. The “HUD…

April 8, 2019

House Subcommittee Assesses Federal Response to Rural Housing Crisis

The House Finance Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance held its first hearing in the 116th Congress on April 2 to assess the federal response to the affordable housing crisis in rural America. The hearing focused on the issue of prepayment and…

January 30, 2019

Concrete Steps Congress Can Take To Solve America’s Housing Crisis

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released today Opportunities to End Homelessness and Housing Poverty in the 116th Congress, a memo to incoming senators and representatives on concrete steps they can take to help address one of the most critical issues facing extremely low income families…