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Economic Development, Housing, Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Housing Solutions in Rural Recreation Communities (Webinar)

Environmental Protection Agency Office of Community Revitalization, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development (USDA-RD), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) host a webinar for communities that addresses housing in gateway communities.

Gateway communities lie just outside or adjacent to major tourist attractions such as national parks, wilderness areas, or nature resorts. Many of these communities experience multiple housing challenges including – lack of affordable housing, available financing, and rapid population growth. The webinar highlights federal resources and private sector strategies that help communities leverage their outdoor recreation and tourism venues to address housing solutions and improve economic resilience.


Topics covered:
1. Overview of USDA- Rural Development’s (USDA-RD) funding opportunities and Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) federal programs to support housing projects.
2. King City, California – will provide unique strategies that meet housing demands in the Central Coast wine region near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
3. Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust will outline the Public/Private Partnership with US Forest Service, National Park Service in Wyoming.

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