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National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations October 31, 2016

Federal News

White House Releases Toolkit For Cities To Take On NIMBYism and Zoning Policy

The Housing Development Toolkit lays out 10 tools that cities can use to increase their housing supply. These include changing antiquated zoning codes, increasing density limits, allowing accessory dwelling units, streamlining approval processes, and other forms of deregulation. The document notes that “the President’s FY 2017 HUD budget includes a $300 million proposal for Local Housing Policy Grants to help facilitate those cities’ success in modernizing their housing regulatory approaches.” Assuming that passes congressional scrutiny, HUD would provide cities and counties with a monetary incentive to implement this toolkit. 

USDA Launches Re-Lending Program for Poor, Rural Communities

The USDA announced that $401 million in Community Facilities program funds have been awarded to 26 recipients with a track record of helping reduce poverty in some of the nation's poorest and most isolated rural communities. The long-term, low-interest financing will be "re-lent" to local entities to build, acquire, maintain or renovate essential community facilities. The funds also can be used for capacity building and to finance essential community services, such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Urge Congress to Include Affordable Housing in Infrastructure Bill

The Campaign for Housing & Community Development Funding (CHCDF) developed a fact sheet to urge lawmakers to include affordable housing in any infrastructure spending bill that may move in the first 100 days of the new administration. The fact sheet explains how investments in affordable housing bolster productivity and economic growth, connect workers to communities of opportunity, support local job creation, and create inclusive communities. CHCDF also sent a letter to Congressional appropriations committees urging them to include the most funding possible for HUD programs in the FY 2017 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) spending bill. NACEDA is an active member of CHCDF.



Major Discount On All Four NDC Housing Development Finance Courses

Members of community development associations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, DC Metro Area, and Philadelphia can take the full, 17-day NDC Housing Development Finance certification series at a highly discounted rate: $250/course for nonprofits; $750/course for for-profits. These courses usually each cost $885-$1375. Discounted rates are made possible thanks to the generous support of BB&T.

On December 5-9, HD420 Rental Housing Development Finance, will be held in Philadelphia, PA. HD420 is a prerequisite for two of other courses in the series. Register now.  And, learn more about all four professional certification courses presented by NDC, the pre-eminent national provider of rental and home ownership finance training.


Member News

Ohio CDC Association Empowers 1 Million Ohioans

The video "If We Can, So Can You: 1,000,000 Empowered Through Ohio CDCs" outlines the group's major accomplishments and how they have positively affected Ohio's citizens. Ohioans who have received help from CDCs share their stories in the video and some impressive statistics are outlined as well; including how Ohio CDCs reached over 115,000 people with food programs like farmers markets and community gardens in 2015. 

Housing Trust Funds Provided $1 Billion to Support Affordable Housing Across the U.S. 

Some 770 city, county, and state housing trust funds operating throughout the U.S. provided more than $1 billion in funds in 2015, according to a new report by the Center for Community Change. The 2016 National Survey of Housing Trust Funds summarizes the findings from their survey of state, city, and county housing trust funds, including state enabling legislation for local housing trust funds. The report highlights seven critical trends that housing trust funds are advancing to ensure affordable homes become an asset to every community.


Member Events

Community Economic Development Association of Michigan 
and Community Development Advocates of Detroit 
Destination: Vibrant Communities
November 10 | Detroit, MI  

Indiana Association for Community Economic Development 
30th Anniversary Celebration & Prosperity Indiana Summit
November 16 | Indianapolis, IN

Sacramento Housing Alliance
Sacramento Regional Affordable Housing Summit
November 10| Sacramento, CA 

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
Homes Within Reach Conference
November 14-16 | Harrisburg, PA 

Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
2016 Annual Meeting & Conference
December 2 | Worcester, MD

East Bay Housing Association 
2016 Membership Meeting & Celebration
November 2 | Oakland, CA


Partner News

NALCAB and CAPACD Launch National Fair Housing Media Campaign

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) launched a National Fair Housing Media campaign to engage and inform communities at risk of housing discrimination about their rights under the federal Fair Housing Act, and assistance available to them from the HUD. The campaign will focus on discrimination based on national origin and engage target audiences through social media, multilingual marketing, local media engagement, and grassroots outreach. In addition to national outreach, the campaign will target local markets in TX, AL, DC, MD, IL, NY, WA, CA.

Trust for America's Health Report: Community-Based Investments Can Improve Lives and Save Healthcare Costs

The Blueprint for a Healthier America 2016: Policy Priorities for the Next Administration and Congress highlights high-impact policies that could help spare millions of Americans from preventable health problems and save billions in avoidable healthcare costs. For example, an investment of $10 per person in evidence-based community programs to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and reduce tobacco use could save over $16 billion per year, saving $5.60 for every dollar spent.

Partner Events

Dialogue4Health and the California Leadership Academy for the Public's Health
Engaging Communities for Change: Stories from California
Webinar | November 3; 10:30 am-12 pm Pacific, 1:30-3 pm Eastern 

J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families
National Housing Forum
November 18 | Dallas, TX 

Housing Assistance Council 
Rural Housing Conference
November 29-December 2 | Washington, DC 

National Housing Conference 
How Housing Matters Conference
December 13 | Washington, DC 

Local Government Commission 
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
February 2-4 | St. Louis, MO 

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Creating a Just Economy
March 28-30 | Washington, DC 

NeighborWorks America
NeighborWorks Training Institute
Dec 12-16 | Washington, DC

National Housing Conference 
National Housing Policy Convening
December 14 | Washington, DC

National Low Income Housing Coalition
2017 Housing Policy Forum and Leadership Awards Reception
April 2-4 | Washington, DC


Job Postings


National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

Director of Policy - Washington, DC
National Organizer and Policy Manager - Washington, DC
Asset Building Program Coordinator - Oakland, CA


To post a job opportunity, contact Suzanne Gunther. A $25 donation is suggested.


Funding Opportunities

Go to our website for current grant opportunities. The're updated throughout the month.