A monthly update regarding the important work of RCRC's affiliated entities, providing innovative services for the benefit of rural communities.


GSFA/NHF Presents at CONNECT 2022 National Conference

Carolyn Sunseri, Director of Marketing and Stakeholder Relations for National Homebuyers Fund (NHF) and Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA), spoke at the CONNECT 2022 national conference for the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) in mid-September regarding the important role that non-profit and local housing finance entities play in supporting affordable housing. This included an emphasis on how providing down payment assistance is one solution to help offset intergenerational wealth disadvantages for lower-income families and make homebuying more affordable, particularly for people of color.

CONNECT 2022 is an annual multi-day national conference hosted by NAMMBA that provides educational and networking opportunities to professionals in the real estate and finance industry.


Update on ESJPA’s Organics Recycling Advocacy and Business Plan Development

The Rural Counties Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA) continues providing solid waste and recycling advocacy, technical support and grant assistance to its twenty-six member counties in a variety of ways. Most recently, ESJPA provided testimony and comments to the Little Hoover Commission on the challenges in rural communities to implement California’s organics recycling programs to help inform the Commission’s developing report to the Administration and Legislature. ESJPA member jurisdictions have also provided input to the Commission to help inform the report and ensure the unique challenges present in rural jurisdictions are amplified.

ESJPA will hold its next Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2022 where the Board will consider approval of a 2023-2025 business plan to serve as a blueprint to expand and augment the ESJPA’s work in the next few years. ESJPA will also be launching a brand new, modern website in concert with the initiation of the business plan by the beginning of 2023. For more information on ESJPA, contact Staci Heaton, ESJPA Deputy Executive Director, at sheaton@rcrcnet.org.