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November/December 2013

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  • Black Farmer Lawsuit Against Dept. of Agriculture: The Second Phase of their lawsuit ended May 11, 2013. Inf. from Federation of Southern Cooperatives, heathergray@federation.coop [14269]

  • "Fighting for Justice, Changing Lives" is the 33-page 2012 Annual Report of California Rural Legal Assistance. Available (likely free) from 530/742-7235, ijacobs@crla.org [14288]

September/October 2013

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  • Appalactions is the quarterly(?) newsletter of the Appalachian Community Fund. Contact them at 507 S. Gay St., #1120, Knoxville, TN 37902 [14154]

  • Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia, eds. Stephen L. Fisher & Barbara Ellen Smith (2013?, $30), has been published by Univ. of Illinois Press, www.press.illinois.edu [14156]

September/October 2012

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  • "A Commitment to Capacity: 40 Years of Building Rural Communities" (25 pp.) is a report on the Housing Assistance Council Loan Fund, 1972-2012. Available (possibly free) from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org [13584]

July/August 2012

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  • A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America, by J. Celeste Lay (2012), has been published by Temple Univ. Press, 800/621-2736. [13495]

March/April 2012

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  • "Child Labor: Alive and Well on American 'Farms'" is the lead article in the Jan. 2012 issue of Public Citizen Health Letter; available from them (possibly free), 1600 20th St. NW, Wash., DC 20009. [13300]

July/August 2011

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  • "Collaboration: The Key to Building Rural Communities" is the 23-page, 2010 Annual Report of the Housing Assistance Council, available from them (likely free) at 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org [12782]

May/June 2011

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  • "Out-of-School TImes Programs in Rural Areas," by Erin Harris, Erin Harris, Helen Malone & Tai Sunnannon (12 pp., March 2011) is available(possibly free) from The Harvard Family Research Project, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, hfrp_pubs@gse.harvard.edu [12738]

March/April 2011

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  • ""Building Capacity, Building Homes:"" is the theme of the Fall 2010 issue ofRural Voices, the quarterly magazine of The Housing Assistance Council. The 19-page issue is free (as is an organizational subscription) from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600,hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [12573]

  • ACS Data for Places Under 20,000, covering 2005-2009 American Community Survey data on housing and other topics, are available at http://factfinder.census.gov [12530]

  • "Taking Advantage: The Rural Competitive Preference in the Investing in Innovation Program" is a 22-page, Jan. 2011 report available (likely free) from The Rural School and Community Trust, 1530 Wilson Blvd., #240, Arlington, VA 22209, mahaffey@ruraledu.org [12591]

September/October 2010

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  • Fields of Resistance: The Struggle of Florida's Farmworkers for Justice, by Silvia Giagnoni (260 pp., Feb. 2010), has been published by Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 773/583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org [12159]

July/August 2010

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  • "(Un)Safe at Home: The Health Consequences of Sub-standard Farm Labor Housing," by Don Villarejo, Marc Schenker, Ann Moss Joiner & Allan Parnell (54 pp., Dec. 2009), is available (possibly free) from California Rural Legal Assistance (headed by PRRAC Bd. member Jose Padilla), 631 Howard St., #300, SF, CA 94105, www.crla.org [12002]

  • Out of Work, Sleeping in the Fields is a 2010 photodocumentary on the reality of life today in California's Central Valley. Inf. from dbacon@igc.org [12046]

  • "Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Legal Providers" (April 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, 334/956-8200, www,splcenter.org/get-informed/publications [12012]

May/June 2010

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  • "Building Rural Communities: Promoting Local Solutions" is the 21-page 2009 Annual Report of the Housing Assistance Council -- likely free from them, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/347-3441, hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [11887]

November/December 2009

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  • Rural Voices, the monthly free magazine of the Housing Assistance Council, devotes its Sept. 2009 issue to "Making Housing Fair: Rural Enfcrcement and Collaboration." Copies of the 27-page issue are available from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600. [11712]

July/August 2009

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  • "Building Rural Communities - Bridging the Gap" is the 2008 Annual Report of the Housing Assistance Council, available from them (likely free), 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [11566]

  • "Public Housing Authorities: Partnering in Rural Communities" is the theme of the Spring 2009 23-page issue of Rural Voices, the magazine of the Housing Assistance Council. Available (possibly free) from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [11507]

May/June 2009

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  • "California Rural Legal Assistance Annual Report 2007" (CRLA is headed by PRRAC Board Vice-Chair Jose Padilla) is available (likely free) from them, 631 Howard St., #300, SF, CA 94105-3907, 415/777-2752, www.crla.org [11378]

  • CRLA In the News is the quarterly publication of California Rural Legal Assistance (headed by PRRAC Board member Jose Padilla). Likely free: 631 Howard St., #300, San Francisco, VA 94105-390, 415/777-2752, www.crla.org [11408]

March/April 2009

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  • Spotlight on Poverty, launched by several major foundations, provides data and research on rural poverty, as well as relevant news and commentary in major media. Go to spotlightonpoverty.org/rural_poverty.aspx [11343]

September/October 2008

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  • "Why Rural Matters 2007: The Realities of Rural Education Growth," by Jerry Johnson, Jerry Johnson & Marty Strange (113 pp., Oct. 2007), is available (no price listed) from the Rural School and Community Trust, 1530 Wilson Blvd., #240, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/243-1487, www.ruraledu.org [11045]

July/August 2008

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  • "Connecting the Dots: A Location Analysis of USDA's Section 515 Rental Housing and Other Federally Subsidized Rental Properties in Rural Areas" (May 2008), is available ($10) from the Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600; contact them for downloading instructions, leslie@ruralhome.org [10924]

  • "Rehabilitating Affordable Rural Housing" is the theme of the Winter 2008 issue of Rural Voices, the magazine of the Housing Assistance Council. Subs are free from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600,hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [11032]

May/June 2008

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  • "Losing the Dream" is the theme of 21-page, Spring 2008 issue of Rural Voices, published by The Housing Assistance Council. Subs. are free from them, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, www.ruralhome.org [10842]

March/April 2008

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  • "Buiulding Rural Communities" is the 2007 Annual Report of the Housing Assistance Council, available (likely free) from them, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [10780]

September/October 2007

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  • "Farmers of Color Shut Out from Farm Bill Programs" is the conclusion of a 16-page, July 2007 Oxfam America report, carried out by researchers at Tuskegee Univ. and the Univ. of Minnesota, lrusu@oxfamamerica.org, www.oxfamamerica.org [10489]

  • "Preserving Rural Rental Properties" is the theme of the Summer 2007 issue of Rural Voices, the magazine of the Housing Assistance Council. Subs. to the quarterly are free, from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [10508]

May/June 2007

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  • A Rural Housing Data Portal has been established by the Housing Assistance Council. The searchable database can be accessed at www.ruralhome.org/dataportal [10315]

  • "Building Communities, Celebrating Partnerships" is the 21-page 2006 Annual Report of the Housing Assistance Council, free from them at 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, www.ruralhome.org [10287]

  • "Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: Housing and Community Development Strategies in Rural Population Loss Counties" (2007) is available ($6) from Luz Rosas, Housing Assistance Counbil, 1025 Vermont Ave., #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/852-8600, x137; luz@ruralhome.org, downloadable at www.ruralhome.org [10289]

September/October 2006

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July/August 2006

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  • "Food Availability & Food Deserts in the Nonmetropolitan South," by Troy Blanchard et al. (8 pp., 2006) discusses the uneven distribution of food retailers across rural America. Available at srdc.msstate.edu/focusareas/health/fa/fa_12_blanchard.pdf [9852]

  • "Medicaid and Its Importance to Rural Health," by A. Clinton MacKinney et al. (2 pp., 2006) discusses Medicaid as a critical source of insurance coverage for rural populations & health providers, and as important to community well-being and development. Available at www.ask.hrsa.gov/NewPublications.cfm [9853]

May/June 2006

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  • "Building Rural Communities" is the 2005 Annual Report of the Housing Assistanced Council. Available (likely free) from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [9771]

  • "CDBG Works for Rural Communities" is the theme of the 21-page Spring 2006 issue of Rural Voices, the magazine of the Housing Assistance Council. Subs. are free: HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600,hac@ruralhome.org [9808]

  • Cesar Chavez and La Causa, by Dan La Botz (224 pp., 2006?, $20), has been published by Pearson Longman, 800/947-7700, www.ablongman.com [9816]

March/April 2006

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  • The New Rural Poverty, by Phil Martin, Michael Fix & J. Edward Taylor (121 pp., 2006,$26.50), has been publised by The Urban Institute Press, 877/847-7377, www.uipress.org [9729]

January/February 2006

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  • "Providing Rural Students with a High Quality Education: The Rural Perspective on the Concept of Educational Advocacy," by Gregory C. Malhoit (July 2005), is available from The Rural School & Community Trust, 1530 Wilson Bldg., #240, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/243-1487, downloadable at www.ruraledu.org [9681]

  • "Section 8 Homeownership: A Guide for Rural Housing Practitioners" (Dec. 2005) is available ($4) from the Housing Assisance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600; downloadable at www.ruralhome.org [9669]

September/October 2005

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  • Rural Voices,, the quarterly magazine of The Housing Assistance Council, devoted is Summer 2005, 24-page issue to "Farmworker Housing: Turning Challenges Into Successes." Contact HAC at 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606,Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8660, hac@ruralhousing.org [9540]

  • "The Role of Education -- Promoting the Economic & Social Vitality of Rural America" (2005) has been published by the Southern Rural Development Center, srdc.msstate.edu/ [9562]

May/June 2005

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  • "They Paved Paradise... Gentrification in Rural Communities" (53 pp., Feb. 2005), is available ($5) from the Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [9363]

March/April 2005

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  • "Home on the Range: Why America's Rural West Needs More Housing Support" (28 pp., Fall 2004) is available (no price listed) from the Rural Collaborative, 435/940-1687. [9126]

January/February 2005

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  • "Characteristics of Farmworker Family Housing in North Carolina," by Thomas Arcury (24 pp., Spring 2004) is available (no price listed) from Dr. Arcury, Ctr. for Latino Health Research, Dept. Fam. & Comm. Medicine, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, 336/716-9438. [9148]

  • "Race, Place & Housing: Housing Conditions in Rural Minority Counties" is a 2004 report, available ($15 or downloadable free) from the Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, HAC@ruralhome.org, www.ruralhome.org [9138]

November/December 2004

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September/October 2004

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  • "2004 Report on Illinois Poverty: An Analysis of Rural Poverty" (40 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Illinois Poverty Summit, c/o Heartland Alliance, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 773/728-5960, x274, arynell@heartlandalliance.org, www.heartlandalliance.org [9004]

  • Natl. Ctr. for Rural Early Childhood Learning website has been established at Mississippi State Univ., www.ruralec.msstate.edu [8961]

July/August 2004

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  • Scholars int he Field, eds. Cinthia Salinas & Maria E. Franquiz (2004), dealing with migrant education, is available ($20) from AEL, 800/624-9120, [8877]

May/June 2004

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  • "Leaving Family for Work: Ambivalence & Mental Health among Migrants Latino Farmworkers," by Joseph G. Grzywacz, Julie Early, Janeth Tapia, Christopher M. Graham & Thomas Arcury (23 pp., Spring 2004) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Latino Health Research, Dept. of Family & Comm. Medicine, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, 336/716-9348. [8684]

March/April 2004

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  • "The 'State' of Low-Wage Workers: How the EITC Benefits Urban & Rural Communities in the 50 States," by Alan Berube & Thacher Tiffany (27 pp., Feb. 2004) is available on the Brookings Inst. website, www.brookings.edu/urban [8401]

January/February 2004

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November/December 2003

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July/August 2003

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  • Scholars in the Field: The Challenges of Migrant Education, eds. Cinthia Salinas & Maria E. Franquiz (2003), is available from The ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, 800/624-9120, www.ael.org/eric [7877]

May/June 2003

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  • Here & There: Come Journey With Us is an educational coloring book that tells the story of children & families on the migrant worker trail. $4 from Urban & Rural Migrant Ministry in Poughkeepsie, NY, 845/485-8627. [7692]

  • "Why Rural Matters 2003," by Elizabeth Beeson & Marty Strange (74 pp., 2003), is available ($10) from the Rural School & Community Trust, 1825 K St. NW, #703, Wash., DC 20006, 202/955-7177, downloadable at www.ruraledu.org [7609]

March/April 2003

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  • "A Guide to Federal Housing & Community Development Programs for Small Towns & Rural Area" (2003) has been published by the Housing Assistance Council. Printed copies are $7.50 from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600; downloadable from www.ruralhome.org [7531]

  • "Big Prisons, Small Towns: Prison Economics in Rural America" (2003) has been published by The Sentencing Project. Downloadable from www.sentencingproject.org/news/ruralprisons.pdf. [7477]

January/February 2003

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November/December 2002

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  • "Evaluation of Continuums of Care for Homeless People" a 2002 study of 25 high-performing systems, some in rural areas, is available (possibly free) from 800/245-2691; downloadable at ww.huduser.org/publications/povsoc/continuums.html. [7157]

  • Poverty Research News the newsletter of the Northwestern Univ./Univ. of Chi. Jt. Ctr. on Poverty Research, has in its July/Aug. 2002 issue 5 articles: on Milwaukee's New Hope program; health and low-income families; welfare reform in rural Appalachia; welfare recipients' struggles to balance work & family; how teens fare poorly under welfare reform policies. Contact the Ctr., 2046 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4108, 773/271-0611 for a copy, www.jcpr.org. [7232]

July/August 2002

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  • "From Orchards to the Internet: Confronting Contingent Work Abuse," by Catherine Ruckelshaus & Bruce Goldstein (63 pp., 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Employment Law Proj., 55 John St., 7th flr., NYC, NY 10038, 212/285-3025, nelp@nelp.org. www.nelp.org [6739]

  • "Predatory Lending" is the theme of the Spring 2002 issue of Rural Voices, the Housing Assistance Council periodical. 8 articles. Free (as are subs) from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, ruralvoices@ruralhome.org. [6883]

May/June 2002

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  • "Engaging Rural Communities in Public School Improvement" (12 pp., Feb. 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Children & Educ., PO Box 6255, Macon, GA 31208, 478/750-1007. CCE publishes a wide variety of parents rights brochures, self-help handbooks, education policy analyses. www.gaschools.org [5625]

November/December 2001

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  • "A Rural Study of Poverty & Welfare Reform," by John M. Eberhard (update; 34 pp., March 2001), is available (possibly free) from Delaware Opportunities, Inc., 47 Main St., Delhi, NY 13753. Their earlier study, "The Changing Face of Welfare in the 1990s, Delaware County, NY, 1995 to 1999" (38 pp., March 2000), is also available. [2373]

  • "Case Studies on Rural Housing & Welfare Reform" is available ($7) from the Housing Asst. Council, 202/842-8600, luz@ruralhome.org. Case studies are presented from AR, CA, IN, NY, ND, VT & VA. [2396]

  • Improving Rural School Facilities: Design, Construction, Finance & Public Support, eds. Sarah Dewees & Patricia Cahape Hammer contains 7 papers presented at the March 1998 Natl. Working Conf. on Improving Rural School Facilities. Published by AEL, Inc., but contact ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools for ordering inf.: 800/624-9120, hammerp@ael.org. [2233]

  • The Rural Education Finance Ctr. has just been established (Aug. 2001) to address the funding needs of the nation's rural schools. Director is Gregory Malhoit, formerly of the NC Justice & Comm. Dev. Ctr. (a PRRAC grantee). Contact them at 3344 Hillsborough St., #302, Raleigh, NC 27607, 919/833-4541, greg.malhoit@ruraledu.org [2429]

September/October 2001

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  • "Welfare Reform Authorization & Rural America" (2001) a report from the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research, is available at www.jcpr.org/RuralPovertyReport.pdf [626]

  • "Census 2000 Undercount of Immigrants & Farmworkers in Rural California Communities," by Ilene J. Jacobs & Edward Kissam is a 31-page, Aug. 2001 report, available from Kissam, The Aguirre Gp., 480 E. 4th Ave., #A, San Mateo, CA 94401, 510/482-9979, ekissam@aiweb.com [689]

March/April 2001

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  • Opening Doors to Rural Homeownership: Outcomes from the Natl. Rural Housing Coal. Rural Homeownership Symposium (October 2000) (32 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Rural Hsng. Coal., 1250 Eye St. NW, #902, Wash., DC 20005, 202/393-5229, dswesnik@rapoza.org. [561]

  • A Nonprofit Capacity Self-Assessment Workbook for Rural Community-based Organizations is available ($4) from the Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600; it will shortly (may already) be on their www.ruralhome.org. [565]

  • Rural Welfare Reform Poverty Research News, the newsletter of the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research, had (around September or October — sorry, we don’t have the exact cit.) an article on this subject, 773/271-0611 www.jcpr.org [490]

January/February 2001

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  • "Rural Housing: Options for Optimizing the Federal Role in Rural Housing Development" (2000) is a GAO report (GAO/RCED-00-241), free from 202/512-6000 or online. www.gao.gov [515]

  • "The NIMBY Report" put out by the Natl. Low Income Housing Coal., has stories of rural & urban communities overcoming local opposition to affordable housing. It’s free online, or contact 1012 14th St. NW, #610, Wash., DC 20005, 202/662-1530, info@nlihc.org. www.nlihc.org [508]

November/December 2000

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  • "Abundant Fields, Meager Shelter: Findings from a Survey of Farmworker Housing in the Eastern Migrant Stream" (October 2000) is a Housing Assistance Council study. $7 from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, leslie@ruralhome.org. Exec. summary is free on their www.ruralhome.org [426]

  • "Food Stamps in Rural America: Special Issues & Common Themes," by Sheena McConnell & James Ohls (May 2000) is a 19-page (+ separate 10 pp. of tables) available from Mathematica Policy Research, PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08643-2393, 609/799-3535. [415]

  • "Rural America & Welfare Reform: An Overview Assessment" (February 1999) is a 26-page paper available from the Rural Policy Research Inst., Univ. Missouri, 200 Mumford Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, 573/882-0316, office@rupri.org. [332]

  • "High Stakes Testing & High School Completion" can be found at nbetpp.bc.edu/reports/html. [393]

  • "Rural America in Transition: Poverty & Welfare at the Turn of the 21st Century," by Daniel T. Lichter & Leif Jensen (41 pp. + Figs.) is available from Prof. Lichter, Dept. Soc., 300 Bricker Hall, Ohio St. U., Columbus, OH 43210, Lichter.5@osu.edu [463]

  • "Standards in Public Schools: A Policy Statement of the Rural School & Community Trust" is available (likely free) from the Trust, 2 S. Main St., PO Box 68, Randolph, VT 05060, 802/728-5899. [395]

  • The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez & the Farm Workers’ Struggle is a 116-min., 1996 color film by Ray Telles & Rick Tejada-Flores, available for purchase ($250, $300 with an educ. package) or rental ($95) from The Cinema Guild (130 Madison Ave., 2nd flr., NYC, NY 10016-7038, 800/723-5522, TheCinemaG@aol.com. They have a Latino Studies catalog as well. [464]

September/October 2000

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  • "Preventing Agricultural Chemical Exposure: A Safety Program Manual-Participatory Education with Farmworkers in Pesticide Safety" is available ($10) from Donna Mowery, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Dept. Fam. & Comm. Medicine, Med. Ctr. Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, prao@wfubmc.edu. [848]

  • "Uprooting Injustice: A Report on Working Conditions for No. Carolina Farmworkers & the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s Mt. Olive Initiative," by Sandy Smith-Nonini is a 32-page, March 1999 bilingual (Spanish) report, available ($6) from the Inst. for So. Studies, PO Box 531, Durham, NC 27702, 919/419-8311. [847]

July/August 2000

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  • "Fingers to the Bone: United States Failure to Protect Child Farmworkers" is a 104-page, June 2000 report, available (no price given) from Human Rights Watch, 350 Fifth Ave., 34th flr., NYC, NY 10018-3299, 212/216-1832, hrwnyc@hrw.org. Likely downloadable. www.hrw.org [1035]

  • Welfare Reform & Rural Poverty was the subject of a June 21 Congressional Briefing by the Northwestern Univ./Univ. of Chi. Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research. Among the papers available: “Rural America & Welfare Reform: An Overview Assessment” (26 pp., Feb. 1999); “Welfare & Food Stamps Caseloads in 3 States [MS, SC, OR]: Rural-Urban Contrasts,” by Lynn Reinschmeidt, Mark Henry, Bruce A. Weber, Elizabeth E. Davis & Willis Lewis (28 pp., Dec. 1999); “Food Stamps in Rural American: Special Issues & Common Themes,” by Sheena McConnell & James Ohls (19 pp., May 2000); “Rural America in Transition: Poverty & Welfare at the Turn of the 21st Century,” by Daniel T. Lichter & Leif Jensen (45 pp., May 2000); “Welfare Reform & Food Assistance in Rural America,” by Bruce Weber & Greg Duncan. Copies available from Joel Williams, 773/702-2287, jwilliams@uchicago.edu. [1079]

May/June 2000

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  • "Supporting the Rural Health Care Safety Net," by Barbara Ormond, Susan Wallin & Susan M. Goldenson (51 pp., March 2000) is available (possibly free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [993]

  • "Rural Rental Housing: HAC’s 1999 State of the Nation’s Rural Housing Report" (35 pp. + Apps., Jan., 2000.) is available ($6) from the Housing Asst. Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hac@ruralhome.org. [1010]

  • "How Welfare Reform Impacts Non-Metropolitan & Metropolitan Counties in Virginia" is available, free, from Karen Mundy, VA Tech., 540/231-9443; on web at www.reap.vt.edu/reap/publications/reports/r46.pdf. [915]

March/April 2000

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  • "A Natl. Agenda for Rural Minority Health" is available from 816/756-3140 or pubs@nrharural.org. [1475]

  • "Combining Funding Sources for Rural Housing Development" has just been released by the Housing Assistance Council. $4 from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600. HAC@ruralhome.org. [1483]

  • "Rural Rental Housing: HAC’s 1999 State of the Nation’s Rural Housing Report" is available ($6) from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, hacnews@ruralhome.org. An Exec. Summary (with the full report to be posted in the near future) is on the www.ruralhome.org [1489]

November/December 1999

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  • "Rural Neglect: Medicare HMOs Ignore Rural Communities" is a 19-page, Sept. 1999 report, available (no price listed) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030. County-by-county data are available on their www.familiesusa.org/rurlmap.htm. [1567]

  • The Rural Development Leadership Network “a multicultural social-change org. estab. in 1983 to support community-based development in poor rural areas through hands-on projects, education leadership development & networking,” has introduced a PhD option to supplement its masters degree program. It will be run via the Union Inst. Inf. on both degree progs. from Starry Kruger, RDLN, PO Box 98, Prince St. Sta., NYC, NY 10012, 212/777-9137, HN1580@handsnetorg. [1580]

  • "The USDA Investigator’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual" a product of the Farmers Legal Action Group (assisted by a PRRAC grant) — is available ($82) from FLAG, 46 E. 4th St., #1301, St. Paul, MN 55101, 651/223-5400, rroth@flaginc.org. The 188-page (+ tabs, charts, appendices) manual describes in detail farmers’ rights under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act in the government’s farm loan program. Since 1997 it has been the Agriculture Department’s official manual for training its contract investigators about what constitutes race discrimination in credit programs. Included is a History of Discrimination in USDA Credit Programs. [1579]

September/October 1999

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  • "Uprooting Injustice: A Report on Working Conditions for No. Carolina Farmworkers & the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s Mt. Olive Initiative" is a 32-page, 1999 report by Sandy Smith-Nonini, available ($6) from the Inst. for Southern Studies, PO Box 531, Durham, NC 27702, 919/419-8311, x25, erica@i4south.org. [1657]

July/August 1999

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  • "Standing Up for Community & School: Rural People Tell Their Stories," by Bradwell Scott (26 pp., 1999) s available (no price listed) from The Rural Challenge Policy Prog., 2 S. Main St., PO Box 68, Randolph, VT 05060, 802/728-5899, rchallenge@quest-net.com. [1219]

May/June 1999

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  • Rural Policy Matters is a new newsletter from The Rural Challenge Policy Program. May be free, from the Challenge, 2 S. Main St., PO Box 68, Randolph, VT 05060, 802/728-2011, E-mail: rchallenge@quest-net.com [1217]

  • "US Dept. of Agriculture: Problems Continue to Hinder the Timely Processing of Discrimination Complaints" is a 37-page, Jan. 1999 report (GAO/RCED-99-38), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1216]

March/April 1999

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  • "Strengthening Rural Economies: Programs that Target Promising Sectors of a Local Economy," by Alan Okagaki, Kris Palmer & Neil Mayer (79 pp., Dec. 1998) is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0519. [1761]

January/February 1999

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  • Housing in Rural America: Building Affordable & Inclusive Communities, eds. Joseph Belden & Robert Wiener (198 pp., 1998, $26.45) has been published by Sage, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218, 805/499-9774. [1379]

  • Place Value: An Educator’s Guide to Good Literature on Rural Lifeways, Environments & Purposes of Education, by Toni Haas & Paul Nachtigal (79 pp., 1998) is available ($12) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, E-mail: ericrc@ael.org. [1350]

May/June 1998

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  • "Pesticide Safety Training Materials for Farmworkers: An Annotated Bibliography," by Sara Quandt, Colin Austin, Thomas Arcury, Mandi Summers & H. Nolo Martinez (42 pp., Spring 1998) is available ($7) from Dr. Arcury, Ctr. for Urban & REg. Studies, Campus Box 3410, Hickerson House, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, 919/962-3512. [2934]

July/August 1997

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  • "Farm Programs: Efforts to Achieve Equitable Treatment Minority Farmers" is a 14-page transcript of March 19, 1997 testimony by Robert Robinson of GAO before the House Subcomm. on [Agriculture] Department Operations, Nutrition & Foreign Agriculture (GAO/RCED-97-112). Avail. (free) from USGAO, P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [3408]

May/June 1997

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  • "Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Rural Areas: Progress & Stagnation, 1980-90," by Linda Swanson (149 pp., 1996) Agricultural Econ. Rpt. #731), is available (possibly free) from the author, Econ. Research Service, USDA, 1301 NY Ave., Rm. 340, Wash., DC 20005-4788. [3254]

March/April 1997

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  • he W.K. Kellogg Collection of Rural Community Development Resources is a reference library of print & video materials, organized into 7 categories: comm. dcv., econ. dev., health care, land & natural resources, leadership dev., strategic planning, telecommunications/educ. It's housed at the Heartland Ctr., 941 0 St., #920, Lincoln, NE 68505, 402/474-7667. A User's Guide is available ($3). [3117]

September/October 1996

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  • "Examining the Relationship between Housing, Education & Persistent Segregation" (63 pp., 1996) is a preliminary report, focussing on the Twin Cities, available (possibly free) from the Inst. on Race & Poverty, Univ. of MN Law School, 229 19th Ave. S., Mpls, MN 55455, 612/625-8071, E-mail: irp@igold.tc.umn.edu. The Institute's director and principal investigator on the project, PRRAC Board member john powell, is soliciting comments on the preliminary report. [4106]

March/April 1996

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  • "In the Strawberry Fields," by Eric Schlosser is about California's strawberry industry and its dependence on "imported peasantry, appeared in the Nov. 1995 Atlantic Monthly. Copies of the 18-page article, highly recommended by PRRAC Board member Jose Padilla, head of Calif. Rural Legal Asst., are available from us with a SASE (78~). [3665]

November/December 1995

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  • "Preventing Pesticide-Related Illness in Calif. Agriculture" by James Robinson & William Pease, is a 7-page, July 1993 CPS Brief, available (likely free) from the Calif. Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia St., #412, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/642-5514; the full report is available for $2. [5181]

September/October 1995

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  • "Taking Stock of Rural Poverty & Housing for the 1990s" by the Housing Assistance Council, is available from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Washington, DC 20005, 202/842-8600. [4684]

May/June 1995

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  • "Taking Stock of Rural Poverty & Housing for the 1990s" is a new report from the Housing Assistance Council; includes data analysis, case studies of 8 high-poverty rural counties, and 2 poster-sized color maps. Available from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Washington, DC 20005, 202/842-8600. [4478]

January/February 1995

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  • A Rural Development Program has been launched by the Local Initiatives Support Corp., aimed at assisting community development corps. in rural communities. This $101 million, 4-year effort will deliver grants, pre-development & development loans, bridge financing, equity & secondary market resources,
    technical assistance, training and public policy support. A Request for Qualifications and additional information are available from LISC, 1825 K St. NW #909, Wash., DC 20006, 202/785-8030. [4332]

  • A Survey of Oaxacan Village Networks in California Agriculture, by David Runsten & Michael Kearney (111 pp., 1994) is available ($16.50 + 7.25% sales tax for CA orders) from the Calif. Inst. for Rural Studies, PO Box 2143, Davis, CA 95617, 916/756-6555. This survey of Mixtec farm workers is especially relevant in light of the immigration debate and passage of Prop. 187. CIRS also has available a publications list. [4333]

September/October 1994

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  • Broken Heartland The Rise of America's Rural Ghetto, Osha Gray Davidson, is available ($12) from Anchor Books, 666 Fifth Ave., NYC, NY 10103. [5163]

  • Capsules is a periodical from the Southern Rural Development Ctr. "for educators, researchers, practitioners, local officials an private citizens interested in improving the quality of life n small communities and rural areas of the South." Free, from the Ctr., Box 9656, Miss. St MS 39762-9656, 601/ 325-3207 [5164]

January/February 1994

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  • "An End to Growth? Beyond the City vs. Suburban Debate," by Gar Alperovitz, appeared in the Spring 1993 issue of Social Policy. Well send a copy of the 5-page article with a SASE. [5040]

  • Dept. Agriculture Participation in the Natl. Service Corps Sec. Mike Espy recently announced three initiatives through which his Dept. will participate in the new Natl. Service Corps: A Natl. Rural Dev. Corps; a Natl. Empowerment and Anti-Hunger Corps; and a Natl. Environmental Youth Corps. Further inf. from Joel Burg, Office of Public Liaison, Dept. Ag., Wash., DC 20250, 202/ 720-4623. [5016]

  • "Financing Rural Community-Based Development" is a 16-page special issue of the Community Inf. Exchange's quarterly Strategy Alert report. $7 from CIE, 1029 Vermont Ave. NW #710, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-2981. A companion "Case Studies on Rural Community-Based Development" is available for $12.50. [5017]

  • Rural California Report is the quarterly newsletter of the Calif. Inst. for Rural Studies. Contact them (PO Box 2143, Davis, CA 95617, 916/756 6555) for membership, subscription inf. [5018]

November/December 1993

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  • Revolving Loans for Rural America by the Center for Comm. Change and Rapoza Assoc. (164 pp., 1993), is a history and assessment of the Farmers Home Administration's Rural Development Loan Fund and Intermediary Relending Program. Available (likely free) from the CCC, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567. [5970]

  • Rural Policymakers and Practitioners: State Resource Directory of People and Organizations in Rural Development (260 pp.) is available ($20 public agencies/nonprofits, $35 others) from the Corp. for Enterprise Dev., 777 N. Capitol NE #801, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788. [5969]

  • The Headwaters Center for Democracy has recently been established to increase the power of rural people to control the social and economic forces in their communities within the four-state area of MN, SD, ND and WI. They will be an information clearinghouse and training center. Further inf. from Bob Beech & Michael Goldberg, c/o N. Minn. Citizens League, 10 NW Fifth St., Grand Rapids, MN 55744, 218/327-1153. [5968]

July/August 1993

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  • "Out in the Cold: The Causes and Consequences of Missing Farmworkers in the 1990 Census" "The Impact of Migrant Travel Patterns on the Undercount of Hispanic Farmworkers" are both available (free, but enclose a mailing label) from Chris Paige, Calif. Human Dev. Corp., 3315 Airway Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95403, 707/523-1155. [5893]

March 1993

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  • "Beyond the Glitter: The Impact of Tourism on Rural Women in the Southeast" (1989) and "Women of the Rural South: Economic Status and Prospects" (1985) are available from ResourceWomen, 733 15th St. NW #510, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-0449. [5735]

  • Communities in the Lead: The Northwest Rural Development Sourcebook by Harold Fossum (215 pp., Jan. 1993), is a comprehensive guide to strategies, self-assessment tools and technical assistance resources available to assist small towns with their local revitalization efforts, specially tailored to AK, ID, MT, OR and WA. Available from the Northwest Policy Ctr., 327 Parrington Hall, DC-14, Univ. Wash., Seattle, WA 98195, 206/543-7900. [5736]

  • "Growth and Stability a Rural Economies in the 1980s: Differences Among Counties" by David Sears et al., is available (free) from Sears the Econ. Research Service USDA, 1301 NY Ave. NN #324, Wash., DC 20005. [5733]

  • "Rural America: Worth the Investment" is a just-released survey of rural infrastructure needs, from the Natl. Assn. of Counties, Natl. Assn. of Development Orgs. and Natl. Assn. of Towns & Townships. There's a 13-page summary and a far larger volume of state-by-state "Off-the-Shelf Projects." Likely both are free, from NACo, 440 Fast St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/ 393-0226. [5734]

January 1993

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  • "Hard Times in Rural America" is the March, 1992 special issue of Dollars and Sense ($3.50 from 1 Summer St., Somerville, MA 02143, 617/628-8411: articles on an overview of the rural economic crisis, farm policy, the meat-packing industry, the rural credit crunch, and rural community responses to plant closings. [5517]

November 1992

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  • El Rescate is the newsletter of the organization of that name, the nation's oldest and largest Central American multi-service center, which advocates on behalf of Central Americans seeking safe haven in Los Angeles and works for a just peace in El Salvador. 1340 S. Bonnie Brae, LA, CA 90006, 213/387-3284. [6609]

  • "Housing Programs and Services for Elders in Rural America," by Joseph Belden of the Housing Assistance Council (65 pp., Jan. 1992), is available ($12) from the Natl. Resource Ctr. for Rural Elderly, Univ. of Missouri, 5100 Rockhill Rd., #9 Scofield Hall, KC, MO 64110-2499, 816/235-1024. [6608]

  • The Land Loss Prevention Project is about saving small farmers in North Carolina They have a hotline, publish a handbook ("Ten Ways to Save Your Land") and carry out community education. Contact them at NC Central Univ. School of Law, Room 205, Durham, NC 27707, 800/672-5839. [6607]

September 1992

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  • Bert & Mary Meyer Foundation In an earlier issue, we mentioned this foundation as a source of funds for rural empowerment/farmworker organizing efforts; they asked that we add that their grants are limited to the Southeast United States. They're at 2913 Corrine Dr., Orlando, FL 32803, 407/645-4227. [6499]

  • "Managing Smallness: Promising Fiscal Practices for Rural School District Administrators," by Deborah Inman Freitas (74 pp., 1992), is available ($10) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325, 800/624-9120. [6496]

  • "Preserving Rural Housing" the Final Report of the Natl. Task Force on Rural Housing Preservation (38 pp, 1992), sponsored by the Housing Assistance Council, Calif. Coal. for Rural Housing Project and Natl. Housing Law Project, deals with the "prepayment" problem in Farmers Home Adm. projects. A supplemental report on technical findings also is available (both likely free) from the Calif. Coal. for Rural Housing Project, 926 J St. #422, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916/443-4448. [6497]

July 1992

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  • "Assessing Local Housing Needs: A Guide for Rural Communities" (Feb. 1992) is available ($5) from The Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600. [6389]

  • California Rural Housing News is the bi-monthly newsletter of the Calif. Coalition for Rural Housing, 926 J St. #422, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916/443-7515. [6384]

  • Farmers Home Administration's Rural Rental Housing Program The House Subcomm. on Oversight & Investigations of the Energy & Commerce Comm. held hearings May 13, 1992 on abuses in the FmHA Sec. 515 Program. A set of materials and testimony is available from Rep. John Dingell, the Subcomm. Chair, Rm.2323, Rayburn HOB, Wash., DC 20515-6116, 202/225-4441. [6388]

  • "In Our Own Words: Community Story Traditions to Prevent and Heal Substance Abuse," by Michael Tierney a Teachers Guide with Examples from Native-American and Rural Contexts, (60 pp., 1992), is available ($10) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325, 800/624-9120. [6386]

  • "Rural Underclass: Can the Underclass Concept be Applied to Rural Areas?," by William O'Hare (15 pp., Jan. 1992), and "The Rural Underclass: Examination of Multiple-Problem Populations in Urban and Rural Settings," by O'Hare and Brenda Curry-White (25 pp., Jan. 1992), are available ($5 each) from The Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 800/877-9881 [6385]

May 1992

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  • Rural California Report is the newsletter of the Working Group on Farm Labor and Rural Poverty of the Calif. Inst. for Rural Studies, PO Box 2143, Davis, CA 95617, 916/756-6555. The Working Group was formed in 1987 by professors at various Univ. of Calif. campuses and community members to encourage and support policy-oriented research on rural labor and poverty in Calif.; bring together academics, activists and policymakers, to define the research agenda and carry out dialogue; to encourage, fund and assist organizational development and action--oriented research in rural Calif. community groups; and to act as an information clearinghouse. [6192]

  • Rural Empowerment/ Farmworker Funding: The Bert & Mary Meyer Foundation (2913 Corrine Dr., Orlando, FL 32803, 407/645-4227) provides grants to projects that are self-governed by members of the target rural population and are working on empowerment issues relating to social and economic justice. Their Six Year Report (1984-89) is available. [6190]

  • The Assn. of Farmworker Opportunity Programs works on the N. Amer. Free Trade Agre-ment, publishes the AFOP Washington Newsline as well as other materials, including a "National Directory of Farmworker Services" ($24 for non-profits and government agencies, $29 for others). Diane Mull, Ex. Dir., AFOP, 408 7th St. SE, Wash., DC 20003, 202/543-3443. [6191]

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