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Proclamation on National Homeownership Month, 2020
President Donald J. Trump proclaims June 2020 as National Homeownership Month.

USDA Highlights Programs to Support Rural Housing
USDA kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role in supporting rural homeownership. To assist homeowners facing current hardships, USDA is offering payment moratoriums and modified application processes. USDA Rural Development is also working with new borrowers and their lenders to make special accommodations based on local needs and restrictions.

COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season
This Federal Emergency Management Agency resources site offers tools to help communities better prepare for all-hazards disasters, while continuing to respond to and recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

How to Do Creative Placemaking
The National Endowment for the Arts highlights case studies that towns, cities, organizations and artists can use to enhance economic development while preserving and celebrating local places.

Event Opportunities

CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series: Building the Road to Recovery
June 10 and July 8 | Webinar
CDFA-ARI partnered with the Alliance for Rural Impact to offer this Rural Finance Webinar Series to discuss financial tools that can help rural communities implement successful economic development strategies.

Using Data to Address Income Inequality
June 16 | Webinar
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will share data tools that can be used to identify key social and financial health indicators to help address income inequality at the local level. 

Utilizing Federal Data to Measure the Digital Divide
June 17 | Webinar
BroadbandUSA offers tips on federal data sources and trends, NTIA presents the findings from their 2019 Computer and Internet Survey and the U.S. Census Bureau will highlight the broadband and connectivity data available in its American Communities Survey.

Rural Design Webinar Series
Pre-recorded Webinar
The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design, a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative, offers free webinars to support rural project management, fundraising, predevelopment and action planning.

Virtual Public Assistance Training
Pre-recorded Webinar
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute is making it easier for state, local, tribal and territorial government partners to get remote training by offering daily webinars and independent study courses online.



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