ERIC Number: ED106015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
Rural Housing: Needs, Credit Availability, and Federal Programs. 94th Congress, 1st Session.
Schussheim, Morton J., Comp.; And Others
Although housing standards have been raised in all parts of the United States since 1960, there are still significant numbers of American families whose housing conditions fall below accepted standards and others who must pay excessive portions of their income for housing. Nearly two-thirds of the nation's substandard housing is located in rural America. Of the approximately 20 million households residing in nonmetropolitan areas, almost 2.5 million lived in housing lacking complete plumbing in 1970. For many years, it has been evident that rural people have found it much more difficult to obtain credit for homebuilding. There is some evidence in the 1971 Census data of the disparities between nonmetro and metro areas in the availability of mortgage funds to homebuyers. Congress has enacted a number of programs designed to improve rural housing. Since 1968, when a number of housing programs were created or expanded by Congress, there has been a measurable increase in the federally-assisted housing made available to American families. For rural households, particularly those in places of less than 10,000 population, the most relevant housing programs have been administered through the Department of Agriculture's Farmers Home Administration (FmHA). (NQ)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document