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Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)


Founded in 1978, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC’s work includes environmental infrastructure (water, wastewater and solid waste facilities); affordable housing development; economic and leadership development; and community development finance.


Headquartered in West Sacramento, California, RCAC’s employees serve rural communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and other Pacific islands, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Our services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC has an annual operating budget of more than $15 million and more than 150 employees working from field offices throughout our service region.


RCAC’s housing programs support organizations that develop affordable single- and multifamily homes and operate programs that prepare rural residents for homeownership. Services include:

  • USDA Rural Development 502 Direct Loan Packaging Intermediary providing quality assurance reviews of packaged loan applications for 502 Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program.,


  • Support for nonprofit organizations to develop affordable housing and community facilities in the rural West.



  • Technical and managerial support to nonprofit organizations that operate USDA Rural Development Mutual Self-Help Housing program.


  • Technical assistance, training, and financial support to a network of housing counseling agencies serving rural communities and housing counseling training sessions on-line and in-person across the county, particularly in the West.


  • A variety of technical and managerial support to rural nonprofit housing organizations and public housing authorities.



(916) 447-2854 

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