organization profile

Housing Assistance Council

About Us

Founded in 1971, HAC helps rural communities build and preserve decent and affordable housing for low-income people. HAC provides lending, technical assistance and training, policy formulation, and research and information services to assist community-based organizations and policymakers who are working daily to improve life in rural communities across the United States. Throughout its 50 years, HAC has maintained a special focus on the most underserved, highest need groups and regions, including Central Appalachia, the Border Colonias, the Mississippi Delta and rural Southeast, Native American Lands, and farmworker communities.

Our Mission

The mission of the Housing Assistance Council is to improve housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest of the poor in the most rural places.

  • HAC provides capital for development and preservation of rural affordable housing.
  • HAC provides loans for every stage of the housing development process.
  • HAC’s lending increases the supply and improves the conditions of rural communities throughout the U.S.
  • HAC offers one-on-one technical assistance and formal training.
  • HAC conducts research and policy analysis on housing markets and conditions for rural communities. Want to know how a new program or policy could impact America’s small towns and rural places? Contact