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Rural Community Development

This section contains tools and information on how to plan and implement comprehensive community development in rural communities.

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.
Archived Webinar - Rural Economic Development
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.
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