ERIC Number: ED072884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Rural Housing Rehabilitation Demonstration. Princeville, N. C.
Alford, Terry; And Others
Rural America is currently facing an overwhelming problem, the need for decent housing. Even though small towns and rural areas of Southern America have been undergoing drastic change over the past 2 decades, over one-half of all inadequate rural housing is located in the South. Substandard housing is, for the most part, inhabited by families with low incomes and low earning capacity. One rural community is doing something about its housing problems. Princeville, North Carolina, located in Edgecombe County, epitomizes the poverty and poor housing which is presently stifling many rural towns in the United States. Princeville is attacking its housing problem through a residential rehabilitation program with the help of such organizations as the Princeville Community Club, the Princeville Home Repair Program, the Princeville Rehabilitation Program, and the Princeville Community Development Corporation. Housing assistance is available to low-income families in Princeville and Edgecombe County through the Tarboro Housing Authority, the Federal Housing Administration, and the Farmers Home Administration. This booklet describes the activities of community organizations and the operating areas and the types of assistance provided by the various agencies. The appendix includes related housing design concepts and lists 6 housing assistance programs for rural housing rehabilitation. (NQ)
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Sponsor: Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development, Inc., Rocky Mount, NC.; Natural Area Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. School of Design.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina