National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations                           April 5, 2022

Member News
Meet HDC's New Executive Director Patience Malaba

Patience headshotPatience Malaba became Executive Director of the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County (HDC) in March. Malaba previously served as HDC’s Director of Government Relations and Policy. Prior to that, she managed Seattle for Everyone, a broad coalition that was central to the success of Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda. A NACEDA member, HDC serves as an advocate, relationship broker, and convener in the work of affordable housing throughout King County.

“I am honored and excited to lead HDC as we continue our mission to build, sustain, and inspire a diverse network committed to producing, preserving, and increasing equitable access to affordable homes,” said Malaba. “HDC has been the backbone and glue for the housing community over the last 34 years and I’m eager to continue in that tradition while also growing our impact in an ever-changing environment.” Read this announcement to learn more about Malaba. She replaced former executive director Marty Kooistra.

Partner News 
Explore a NY Model for Reclaiming Vacant Houses & Preventing Foreclosure

How can communities and local governments turn the tide on vacant and so-called “zombie” homes (those caught in foreclosure limbo)? A new report from LISC and Urban Institute, Reclaiming Vacant Houses & Preventing Foreclosure: Lessons from LISC’s New York State Vacants Initiative, provides a flexible model. The report describes in concrete detail how a New York State law, proceeds from an Attorney General's settlement with banks responsible for the foreclosure crisis, and an initiative stewarded by LISC has helped municipalities across New York State improve some 11,000 homes. 

Funding & Job Opportunities
Join the NACEDA Team as an AmeriCorps VISTA

NACEDA seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA to serve from July 2022 to July 2023. The VISTA will expand our communications with community development nonprofits across the country, increasing their access to resources and capacity-building opportunities. The VISTA will also assist with NACEDA’s Grounding Values Study with the Urban Institute, the most comprehensive study to date of U.S. community-based development organizations. The VISTA will gain communications, member management, and leadership experience while networking with state, regional, and local community development nonprofits. Learn more & apply. All applications must be completed through the AmeriCorps portal in order to be considered. 

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