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Search Results: Community Development
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COVID-19 Emergency Loans & Small Business Checklist - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.
Summary of the CARES Act
This is a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from the Congressional Research Service. This is the third in a series of legislative packages addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business Survival Guide
Created by Business Oregon's finance team, this resource guide is meant to help small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders
The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.
Coronavirus Discussion Guide for Local Governments
Local government managers should prepare their communities by reviewing their emergency response plans for pandemic events. Begin by discussing these prompts with your leadership team and partner organizations and pair this discussion guide with...
Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders
Local elected officials are distinctly positioned to protect the health and safety of residents and to provide reassurance in times of crisis. The National League of Cities developed this resource page to support cities, towns and villages during...
How to Rescue Main Street From Coronavirus Before It’s Too Late
It is now clear that the coronavirus pandemic will exact a staggering toll on the American economy. By any measure, an economy that not long ago had driven Americans' confidence in the labor market and optimism about their financial security to...
City of Erie, PA Opportunity Zones Investment Prospectus 2.0Members only Login
This Reinvestment Roadmap was drafted by the City of Erie and the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership for the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council.
Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Guidance Book for ApplicantsMembers only Login
The Community Facilities (CF) Direct Loan Program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities. This is an Applicant Guidance Book for the USDA's Community Facilities Direct Loan Program.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Sourcing Local Capital for Community ProjectsMembers only Login
Communities that face socioeconomic challenges often lack the capacity to undertake the use of many financing tools that are used for economic growth and development. In urban, rural, and suburban communities alike, communities are exploring locally...
Rural Development Hubs: Strengthening America's Rural Innovation InfrastructureMembers only Login
This report addresses questions often asked by caring people who shepherd resources that could be channeled to advance rural people and places — foundation leaders, individual investors and government officials.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Community Reinvestment Act
On December 13, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced a proposal to modernize the agencies’ regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) that have not been...
Available CFA Resources - New York Regional Economic Development CouncilsMembers only Login
In 2011, Governor Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth. This 2019...
One Linden - Comprehensive Community Development PlanMembers only Login
Linden is a distressed neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. This plan is designed to create a roadmap for safe neighborhoods, economic development and access to affordable housing, quality healthcare, education and employment opportunities in Linden.
New Markets Tax Credit Summary Report - FY 2003 to FY 2017Members only Login
The CDFI Fund requires all CDEs that have been awarded NMTC allocations to submit an annual report detailing how they invested Qualified Equity Investment (QEI) proceeds in low-income communities. The Summary Report categorizes all CDE investments...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Unlocking Capital for Native American CommunitiesMembers only Login
Tribal lands cover over 5% of the national land base, making Tribal nations the fourth largest state and some of America’s largest rural populations. The U.S. Constitution recognizes Tribal nations as sovereign governments, yet have a...
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Investment Tools
This paper continues a white paper series demonstrating the ways in which traditional development financing is already supporting food systems, with a focus on finance tools that help to stimulate investment. An overview of investment tools, such as...
Evaluation of HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program
This report shows that as of October 2018 over 100,000 units of public housing were converted to the Section 8 platform under RAD and over $12.6 billion was raised, with significant leverage, from numerous sources to improve the physical and...
Equitable Food-Oriented DevelopmentMembers only Login
Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) is a framework, and growing movement, to reap the powerful benefits of food projects and enterprises as vehicles for community development and health, while investing deeply in the self-determination and...
CDBG Entitlement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG Entitlement Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as many as...
CDBG State Disbursement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG State Disbursement Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as...
CDBG HUD-Administered Disbursement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG HUD-Administered Areas Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by...
CDBG Insular Areas Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG Insular Areas Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as many...
CDBG Partnership Challenges and Opportunities at the Local, State, and Federal LevelsMembers only Login
HUD issued this report in October 2019 to identify opportunities and challenges for Federal, State, and local governments to partner with nonprofit organizations to complete community development, revitalization, and rehabilitation projects using...
Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Guidance Book for Applicants Members only Login
The Community Facilities (CF) Direct Loan Program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the...
2019 HUD Healthy Homes Program - Descriptions of Awarded ProjectsMembers only Login
On September 30, 2019, HUD awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies and more than $5 million in six tribal communities to identify and address home health and safety hazards. This document is a description of each...
Opportunity Zones in Conjuction with Federal Partners - Scot HardinMembers only Login
Scot Hardin from U.S. Small Business Administrations presents on Opportunity Zones in Conjunction with Federal Partners in Ohio during the Ohio Roundtable
Designing and Operating Homeownership Programs on Tribal LandsMembers only Login
The purpose of this guide is to offer tribal leadership in New Mexico with a comprehensive overview of the steps required to create homeownership programs on reservation land, with a particular focus on the mortgage lending process.
FY19 Choice Neighborhoods Program - Summaries of Awarded ProjectsMembers only Login
This document summarizes the 4 communities that were awarded funds through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program in FY2019. The program promotes a comprehensive approach to transforming neighborhoods struggling to address the interconnected challenges...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Fill in the Gaps with New Markets Tax CreditsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, learn from expert speakers as they discussed their plans for the recent allocation of New Markets Tax Credits.
Early Lessons from the Food Commons: A New Economic Whole System Approach for Regional FoodMembers only Login
Food Commons Fresno is operationalizing the model with wholesale, food box, hub, commissary, and farming businesses managed through a linked for-benefit corporation and a community trust. The lessons from TFC suggest the need for rapid development...
Designing a Renewable Food SystemMembers only Login
Other systems, including our energy, water, and transportation systems, also fell in line with that ethos; but unlike the food system, these sectors are undertaking 21st-century upgrades that comport better with our modern norms and realities by...
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Final Implementation Revision 4Members only Login
HUD Notice H-2019-09 PIH-2019-23 (HA) provides program instructions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), including eligibility and selection criteria.
Housing and Health: A Vision of Housing Security, Health, and OpportunityMembers only Login
This report by the Colorado Health Institute discusses how housing affects health. The affordability, stability, quality, and accessibility of housing all play a role in individuals’ and communities’ health. The connection is clear, but it’s a...
CDBG State Timely Expenditure Report - August 2019Members only Login
This August 2019 report provides data and charts to support Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) State grantees in meeting program expenditure requirements. The program is suffering historically low expenditure rates; 41 states are, on average,...
CDBG Insular Areas Timely Expenditure Report - August 2019Members only Login
This August 2019 report provides data and charts to support Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Insular Area grantees in meeting program expenditure requirements. The program is suffering historically low expenditure rates; 41 states are, on...
CDBG Hawaiian Counties Timely Expenditure Report - August 2019Members only Login
This August 2019 report provides data and charts to support Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Hawaii Non-Entitlement grantees in meeting program expenditure requirements. The program is suffering historically low expenditure rates; 41 states...
Overview of HUD’s Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human TraffickingMembers only Login
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness hosted this webinar to discuss the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability for HUD's Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking program.
Clean Energy For Low Income Communities ToolkitMembers only Login
The Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) was a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and state and local governments to lower energy bills for low-income communities.
New Markets Tax Credit Program - Victor Abla, Corey Leon, Sara Pietka, Radhika ReddyMembers only Login
Victor Abla with LISC, Corey Leon with National Development Council, Sara Pietka with Roeder & Company, and Radhika Reddy with Ariel International Center present on New Market Tax Credits.
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