National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations                        October 20, 2021

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The NACEDA Newsletter’s Emerging Voice: Ha Nguyen joined NACEDA as the Program Associate in July 2021. In her current role, Ha is excited to delve into and advocate for public policies and resources aimed at improving the lives of those living in low and moderate-income places.

NACEDA Presents at State Conferences on the DC State of Play 

As federal lawmakers conduct critical negotiations on housing and community development investments, NACEDA members are hungry for the latest coming out of DC. In response, NACEDA Executive Director Frank Woodruff spoke at the 37th Annual Conference of the Ohio CDC Association on “Policy and Advocacy Updates with a Closer Look at the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act.” Frank also spoke at the Back to Business: The Future of Non-Profit Housing Conference of the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State, which included remarks by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer affirming his strong support for housing investments. See Frank’s presentation. 

NACEDA presents at State Conference

Member News 
Housing Development Consortium Advances Black Homeownership Initiative

The Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County (HDC) developed the Black Homeownership Initiative Seven Point Plan in partnership with the Coalition for More Housing Choices. The plan provides concrete steps to double the Black homeownership rate in the Seattle region over the next two decades, as well as a breakdown of preliminary priorities and strategies by focus area. In a presentation about the plan at the NACEDA Summit 2021, Patience Malaba, HDC Director of Government Relations and Policy, stated: “We've come together as organizations with a diverse set of stakeholders from the housing finance commission to the bankers in our region to launch very critical work. We're seeing that the ongoing crises of housing equity and the pandemic did shed renewed light on the barriers to wealth creation for communities of color, especially for black households. This gap is only going to widen if there is no intervention.” The NACEDA Summit wraps up this afternoon.

Patience of HDC presents at NACEDA Summit

Federal News 
Fed Survey Measures Effects of COVID on Communities

NACEDA partnered with the Federal Reserve System’s community development function and other national partners to conduct a survey measuring the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income people, communities, and the entities serving them. The survey was administered in August 2021 and collected responses from 3,681 respondents from government agencies, nonprofits, financial institutions, and community organizations in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Thank you to everyone in the NACEDA network who participated in the survey. See the full report.  

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