Housing Need in Rural America Webinar
Tuesday, June 2; 2:00 pm (Eastern)
Cities aren't the only places that are lacking when it comes to adequate housing at affordable prices. In rural America, more and more residents are struggling to find a safe, affordable place to live. Affordability, impacted by lower incomes, limited economic opportunities and struggling industries, remains the most significant housing challenge in rural America. But there are also other challenges: a lack of federal and private funding to build new units; zoning that restricts the supply of housing; limited access to credit; a dearth of rental homes and rental options, and now the impact of COVID-19. As part of NAR's Rural Outreach Initiative, join us for a discussion on rural housing challenges as well as some of the ways – federal, state, local, nonprofits and Realtor Party Programs – to address these challenges. Speakers include staff from the Housing Assistance Council and two local Realtor® Associations.