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People & Places Community Conference 2015 Statement

The most diverse and inclusive community development conference in a decade, the 2015 People & Places Community Conference was a platform for the nation's leading networks of community development practitioner networks  NACEDA, National CAPACD, NALCAB and the Urban League. 

April 22, 2015

What is a Community Development Corporation?

A brief explanation of the community development field by Rachid Erekaini

September 17, 2014

It Takes a Village To Raise a Neighborhood

A partnership based on trust between a network of CDCs and Johns Hopkins University creates a unified vision for Central Baltimore

August 13, 2014

​Maine Realtor Says Mortgage Interest Deduction Is Ready for Reform

The National Association of Realtors takes a strong stand against reforming the mortgage interest deduction. Not all realtors agree. Maine Realtor Jean-Marie Caterina explains that reforms to the mortgage interest deduction could be "a win-win for all" − including Maine realtors.

July 29, 2014

$100 Million in Housing Bonds for Minnesota

Minnesota legislature approves $100 million in housing bonds thanks to advocacy by Homes for All Alliance, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers 

June 6, 2014

Foreclosure Myth Debunked In National Mortgage News

Brad Finkelstein of National Mortgage News dispels the myth that subsidization of affordable housing caused the foreclosure crisis.

May 12, 2014

​How Federal Community Development Investments Affect the Nation's Bottom Line

Community development tax credits produce enough local, state, and federal tax revenue to more than offset their cost, explains the president of the National Development Council.

February 18, 2014

Indiana Member Assists Community of Greater St. Louis

Andy Fraizer and Rose Scovel of Indiana Association for Community Economic Development provide TA to the Community Builders Network of Greater St. Louis

By Rose Scovel, Director of Capacity Building at the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development

January 31, 2014

​Victory in Philly! Land Bank Legislation Approved

The Philadelphia Association of CDCs, the Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land, and the Philadelphia Land Bank Alliance and partners persuaded the Philadelphia City Council to approve a land bank bill.

December 17, 2013

​NACEDA Members Help Midwest Residents Save HUD Office

The closure of HUD's Minneapolis Multifamily Office was prevented by a partnership between the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Sen. Franken, Rep. Ellison... and NACEDA.

December 17, 2013

​Is Your Nonprofit A Jack of All Trades and Master of None?

Tips for developing a cohesive, concise, effective elevator pitch to explain the beliefs and missions of your community development corporation.

October 22,2013

Changing the Debate: Inequality, Growth, & Government in America

How does inequality inhibit economic growth? MacArthur Foundation report explains.

July 25,2013

​Is Poverty Growing in Suburbs or the Cities? Or Both?

Does the new Brookings Institution report correctly diagnose what's going on with poverty in America? The president of the Massachussetts Association of CDCs has some questions.

June 10, 2013

CDCs Boost Philadelphia's Economy by Billions

CDCs contributed $3.3 billion to the Philadelphia economy since 1992 according to an economic impact report from the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations.

December 11, 2012

​Local Impact of HOME Discussed: Medford, New Jersey

See how the HOME Investment Partnership Program has improved the lives of residents on fixed incomes at Medford Senior Residences in affluent Medford, New Jersey

October 27, 2011

​​Shelterforce Provides a Speaking Platform for Community Development Leaders

​Shelterforce Provides a Speaking Platform for Community Development Leaders 

September 1, 2011

Balance the Budget on the Backs of Billionaires?

Historic income inequity creates a defining moment for the community economic development field.

August 8, 2011

Adults Only

Gen Y, Millenials, and the evolution of community development, according to NACEDA Program Associate Frank Woodruff

July 13, 2011