Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Daily Yonder's livestream features experts discussing rural housing challenges during the pandemic

The pandemic has hit many local rural economies hard, likely making increasing the ranks of rural Americans who need subsidized housing. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Program Service programs, which serve more than half a million Americans, received no supplemental funding in the $2 trillion CARES Act, The Daily Yonder notes.

The Yonder, with its Rural Assembly partner and the Housing Assistance Council, produced two livestreams, available on YouTube, with experts discussing what policymakers are doing to address rural housing needs in the pandemic, and whether rural America is being adequately considered in lawmakers' attempts to craft pandemic solutions. Click here for more information and to watch.

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