Thousands of affordable rental properties in rural communities are in danger of being lost to disrepair or market forces in the next decade. This webinar will explore strategies that are being implemented to try and preserve them, with a focus on recently released data and tools that can help community organizations and their partners better understand the current landscape of affordable rural rental housing.

Join experts from PolicyMap and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service as they describe the tools and data their organizations have developed or are hosting. You’ll also hear a practitioner’s perspective, as the leader of Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership discusses how his organization is using those tools and resources to identify at-risk properties and assess preservation strategies.

Presenters include:

  • Elizabeth Nash, ‎PolicyMap
  • Bryan Hooper, USDA Rural Housing Service
  • Rick Goodemann, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership

Register for the May 4 webinar, which takes place at 3:00 p.m. ET. Participation is free, but preregistration is required.

The Connecting Communities® webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. All past sessions are archived on the Connecting Communities website.