HUD’s Mission to Build Communities is Having an Impact

By LandCentral

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been a cabinet-level government agency since 1965. HUD’s mission is to create strong, inclusive communities, help families of all income levels and all walks of life gain access to affordable …

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What the Frack is Going On?

By Josh Speiss

By now, you probably have heard about a growing method of energy production called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But do you really know what it is? It’s another way to obtain oil and natural gas from the earth in addition …

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LandCentral Lends A Hand At The Oregon Food Bank

By Cam Clark

The Oregon Food Bank (OFB) collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 …

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America’s Safest Counties

By Candice Armstrong

One of the most influential factors in deciding where you want to vacation or call home is safety. You can’t have fun, relax or lower stress by worrying about crime and who your neighbors are. LandCentral has put together a …

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What Does the County Have to Do with It?

By LandCentral

All but two states in America are divided into geographical units called counties (Alaska is divided into boroughs and Louisiana is divided into parishes). The county government has greater, direct involvement with the local citizens than state or federal agencies, …

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The Homestead Act: Travel Through History

By Courtney Hageman

The Homestead Act was signed into law by Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862.  Its aim was for poor and middle class people to have a chance at land ownership for the first time. Prior to the Homestead Act being …

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Basics of County Government

By LandCentral

Basics of County Government A county is one of the chief administrative divisions of a state. Every state in the US has the equivalent of the county government, although in some states they are called Townships or Parishes. Counties manage many vital …

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