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Kansas Moderate Income Housing Loan and Grant Program
Kansas Moderate Income Housing Loan and Grant Program

The Kansas Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Program is providing loans and grants to cities or counties in rural areas of Kansas for infrastructure, rehabilitation or housing development. The funding...more

Primary Care Physicians: Key Resource For Abused Women In Rural Areas?
Primary Care Physicians: Key Resource For Abused Women In Rural Areas?

According to Penn State medical and public health researchers, primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV). To address this...more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens

The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

Local Ministry Volunteers Help Feed The Homeless
Local Ministry Volunteers Help Feed The Homeless

A local ministry in Tulsa is helping make a difference in the lives of the city's homeless. Volunteers from Tattooed Heart Ministries are bringing hope to the homeless and hungry by preparing...more

5K Marathon Raises Funds For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development
5K Marathon Raises Funds For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development

The Silvis Home Run 5K marathon, part of the Silvis, Illinois' Family Day, which continued into the night with the 13th Annual Moonlight Festival, has successfully garnered funds to help kids,...more

Rural Hospitals Do Offer Quality Health Care To Communities They Serve
Rural Hospitals Do Offer Quality Health Care To Communities They Serve

Rural hospitals wanted to get the message across the communities they are serving: That you don't have to obtain big city hospital services for quality health care. According to rural health...more

Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign To Hold Benefit Concert for Homeless
Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign To Hold Benefit Concert for Homeless

Zack Danger Brown, who spearheaded the scrumptious potato salad Kickstarter campaign that started with a modest amount of $10 for a quality side dish, will host a benefit concert to help alleviate...more

82 Georgia Communities to Get Major Community Development Block Grant Funding
82 Georgia Communities to Get Major Community Development Block Grant Funding

About 82 Georgia communities will score nearly $40 million in Community Development Block Grant funding to work on local economic growth projects. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...more

Winter Park Has Potential to Transform Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park Has Potential to Transform Fairbanks Avenue

Amy Bradbury and Emily Hanna, students in the Master's in Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Central Florida, taps Winter Park as having the potential to significantly...more

San Jose to Transform Hotels and Motels Into Transitional Housing for Homeless
San Jose to Transform Hotels and Motels Into Transitional Housing for Homeless

San Jose city officials aim to stop prostitution on South First Street by converting the hotels and motels surrounding the area into a housing community for the homeless. The city council has...more




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