Subject: Rural

  • Entrenched Poverty, Juxtaposed Against Occasional Pockets of Progress

    Recently, more than 150 people from across the nation rolled along the backroads of the iconic Mississippi Delta, peering through bus windows at scene after scene of entrenched poverty juxtaposed against occasional pockets of progress that had been achieved against seemingly insurmountable odds.…

  • Housing as Infrastucture: A Rural Road Trip Proposal for Ben Carson

    Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson said that housing is “part of the infrastructure of this country” during a March 20 interview with Fox News’ Neal Cavuto. In the same interview, he defended the administration’s budget—a budget that…

  • Why Should “Community Development” Only Be Urban?

    "I'm tired of feeling rural America is so alone," said Lisa Mensah, USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development to the attendees at the Rural Housing Summit hosted at the Federal Reserve this past Tuesday. Several of the day's speakers echoed…