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Housing Justice Narrative Toolkit

Housing Justice Narrative Initiative’s toolkit offers a scaffolding for us to stay centered in the future we are reimagining. It...

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Thrive Rural Framework Assessment Worksheet

We have the opportunity to build thriving, prosperous, healthy rural communities and Native nations where each and every person belongs...

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Rural Capacity Map

To help identify communities with limited capacity, Headwaters Economics created a new Rural Capacity Index.

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2022 County Health Rankings

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) brings actionable data, evidence, guidance, and stories to diverse leaders and residents so people...

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The Rural Aperture Project: Leveraging data to gain new insights into rural America

The Rural Aperture Project from the Center on Rural Innovation is intended to provide all those advancing rural prosperity — from practitioners...

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National association of counties HOUSING SOLUTIONS MATCHMAKER TOOL

The housing policy matchmaker aspires to be a resource for local officials, providing information that assists in understanding the elements...

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can help renters and landlords pay rent, cover utilities, and make up for a loss in...

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USDA RD Walk Through Example: Annual Household Income

This guide explains what the USDA RD looks for when reviewing the lenders annual income calculation along with a list...

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USDA RD Program and Services Interactive Map

This interactive map provides relevant USDA grant and loan programs for each state.

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usda ReConnect Program: Demonstration of the Public Filing Tool

This tutorial includes information on how to search for PNFs (Public Notice Filings), submit a Public Notice Response (PNR), subscribe...

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Rural america placemaking toolkit

The Rural America Placemaking Toolkit is a resource guide to showcase a variety of placemaking activities, projects, and success stories...

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substance use disorder and opioid misuse Community Toolkit

This community toolbox gathers dozens of federal resources in one place to help communities address substance use disorder and opioid...