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Meet Hala Farid, NACEDA's Newest Board Member

 Hala Farid speaks at People & Places 2017

As a new intern at NACEDA, I had a lot of fun talking with the newest member of the NACEDA Board of Directors, Hala Farid. She is Director of Citi Community Development's Office of Homeownership Preservation. Hala is hilarious, dynamic, and very passionate about housing and community development. I’m excited for you all to meet her too. 

April 11, 2018

New Hope Housing Delivers Rapid Response After Hurricane Harvey

Guests move into the Residences on EmancipationIn just 10 days, New Hope Housing was able to transform an abandoned homeless shelter into temporary housing for hundreds living in the convention center after Hurricane Harvey.

December 20, 2017

Playing Matchmaker for UnitedHealthcare and an Arizona Neighborhood

Ribbon CuttingPedro Cons of Chicanos Por La Causa "shot for the moon" and launched a stellar partnership with UnitedHealthcare that's improving homes, health, and opportunity in Phoenix's Maryvale neighborhood.

September 30, 2016

People & Places Blogs

The People & Places project encourages adaption, transformation and inspiration in emerging neighborhoods across America. In March 2015, community development practitioners converged in Washington, DC for the People & Places Conferences − the most diverse and inclusive community development community development conference in more than a decade. The conference inspired this ongoing series of blogs about local practitioners changing places and empowering people.

From Guard Towers to Gardens

Eggplant Craft Stamford, CTVincent Tufo of Charter Oaks Communities and Pam Koprowski of Stamford Hospital forged a partnership in Stamford, Connecticut – the Vita Health & Wellness District. As the Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to play a role in preventing disease, Vita stands out as a national model. 

July 8, 2016

Generating Neighborhood Power in North Toledo, Ohio

terry glazer thumbnailTerry Glazer combined people power and the might of the media to revitalize neglected North Toledo neighborhoods. 

June 15, 2016

Importing a Powerful Engine for Economic Development

Ramon Leon LEDC MinneapolisRamón León of the Latino Economic Development Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota developed a Mercado, sparking entrepreneurship and revitalizing a neighborhood.

August 4, 2015

A Personal Investment in North Charleston

Dorothea Bernique of Increasing Hope

Dorothea Bernique of Increasing HOPE in North Charleston, South Carolina, uses financial education to prevent predatory lending and foreclosure, stabilize neighborhoods.

June 22, 2015

Thwarting Payday Lenders At the Texas Border

Nick Mitchell-Bennett Community Loan CenterNick Mitchell-Bennett of the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville, Texas developed an alternative to payday lending that's going national.

   April 27, 2015

21 Blocks On the Rebound

Leigh Evans

Leigh Evans of the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation addressed blight and abandonment to revitalize her Indianapolis, Indiana neighborhood.

March 9, 2015