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Rural Community Development

This section contains articles about community development in Rural America.

A Grassroots Solution to Rural Poverty That Traveled All the Way to the White House
A multi-generational approach to poverty that is working in Blytheville, Arkansas
Livestreaming - The Future of Rural Communities: Implications for Housing
Federal Reserve livestreams rural housing policy conference
Investments in Art Fertilize Growth in Rural Towns
How homegrown creative placemaking initiatives are spurring growth in rural areas
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.
More alike than different
What works in rural community development is what works in cities—especially when you plan for any differences in scale.
Planning for rural demographics
In Huntington, Indiana, a nonprofit is jumpstarting a conversation about how comprehensive community development can help reverse long-term population loss.
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