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166 rural NeighborWorks organizations The NeighborWorks Rural Initiative brings together more than half of the organizations in our network, strengthening their commitment to serving rural communities.

They also directly assist rural families with services including:
  • Financial counseling.
  • New home purchases.
  • Home repair.
  • Economic development and job creation.
  • New and improved affordable rental homes.
  • New community facilities.

Turning the Tide on Persistent Rural Poverty

Persistent poverty is an enduring problem in rural America. Geographic isolation, lack of resources and economic opportunities, and disinvestment have led to high poverty rates for decades.

A recording of our webcast, "Turning the Tide on Persistent Rural Poverty," will be available soon. Sign up to receive a notification and see how our network and our partners identify the unique challenges facing residents in order to create opportunities that strengthen these communities.

What We Provide to Our Network






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Where to Find Help

If you are looking for help with rural home repairs or are having difficulty making your mortgage payments:


Contact us:

David Dangler