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Rural Community Development Spotlight

This page hosts all the resources and materials from our Spotlight on Rural Community Development.

"How To Do It" Resources

Rural Families Get A Prescription for Financial Health Financial Opportunity Center helps rural Pennsylvania families build wealth
 Self-Help Housing Marks 50 Years and 50,000 Homes Learn how self-help housing provides affordable homeownership to rural families.
Creative Placemaking for Every Community Development centered on local heritage and culture resonates in rural communities.
Succession Planning for CDCs - Archived webinar See what webinar participants learned about smart succession planning for CDCs in both rural and urban contexts.
Rural Economic Development - Archived webinar Rural LISC and CDC partners discussed economic development and job creation in Rural America.
The Rural Data Portal Housing Assistance Council's Rural Data Portal provides national, state and county-level data on the demographic, economic and housing characteristics of U.S. communities.
"Defying the Odds: Sustainability in Small and Rural Places" This briefing paper provides short case studies and lessons from small communities working to protect the environment in the face of many challenges.
"Comprehensive Community Development in Rural Settings" Developing and implementing a comprehensive comunity development program in a small town or rural setting.
"In The News" Stories
Rural Community Developers Gather to Celebrate – and Build On – Their Successes Rural LISC’s 20th Anniversary seminar provided an opportunity to contemplate the road ahead for rural America
White House Acts On Rural Child Poverty Faced with rising child poverty in rural areas, the White House Rural Council rolls out a new set of initiatives.
Helping Hands For a Community In Crisis Rural LISC helps a CDC partner offer relief to drought-stricken San Joaquin Valley residents.
Federal Disaster Policy: Toward a More Resilient Future HUD's "Evidence Matters" examines federal disaster policy and models for building community resilience in urban and rural settings.
Transforming Rural Communities Into Healthy Communities From clinics to cooking classes, rural CDCs find ways to bring healthier living to their communities.
Community Development Through a Rural Lens In Rural America, the community may look a little different, but the goals of community development are the same.

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