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Search Results: Community Development
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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 Projects
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.
Shared Kitchen ToolkitMembers only Login
This Toolkit is intended for everyone from kitchen entrepreneurs to startup nonprofits, from economic development agencies to producer networks, from food system groups to real estate developers. We hope this Toolkit also provides helpful guidance...
Small Business Credit Survey 2019Members only Login
The Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS), a national collaboration of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, delivers timely information on small business financing needs, decisions, and outcomes to policymakers, lenders, and service providers. The report...
Walmart’s Monopolization of Local Grocery Markets (2018)Members only Login
In 43 metropolitan areas and 160 smaller markets, Walmart captures 50 percent or more of grocery sales, our analysis of 2018 spending data found. In 38 of these regions, Walmart’s share of the grocery market is 70 percent or more. Our findings...
Fair Food Fund 5 Year Impact ReportMembers only Login
The Fair Food Fund was designed to meet these entrepreneurs where they are and take them where they want to go. Since 2013, we have invested more than $3 million in 13 food businesses. Just as important is supporting these businesses on the road to...
Growing Food Connections: Aggregation, Processing, and DistributionMembers only Login
This brief highlights the many ways and scales at which local governments can invest in aggregation, processing, and distribution infrastructure to support local and regional food systems, from commissioning assessment studies and food hub business...
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Bonds
Researched and written by CDFA, this is the third white paper in a series examining the potential creation of a food systems asset class that supports the market growth of local and regional food systems. This paper focuses specifically on bond...
Finance Fund Invests in Charter ManufacturingMembers only Login
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing enabled Charter to acquire the equipment and machinery needed to operate its new, $148 million, 170,000 sq. ft. rolling mill, which is adjacent to its existing coil mill and steel making facility.
Finance Fund Invests in UC Gardner Neuroscience InstituteMembers only Login
University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UCGNI) is comprised of a diverse group of world-class physicians and faculty that provide specialized services for complex neurologic and psychiatric disease, illness, and injuries. Finance...
e-Connectivity at USDA: Broadband Resources for Rural America
This toolkit presents USDA programs and resources that support broadband e-Connectivity. It aims to help customers navigate the agencies within USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their connectivity needs. From grants and loans, to...
Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community DevelopmentMembers only Login
This new report by Enterprise Community Partners and NeighborWorks America shows how an innovative pilot program – the Health Outcomes Demonstration Project – equipped 20 affordable housing and community development organizations to evaluate the...
The State of the Nation's Housing 2019
Although household growth is returning to a more normal pace, Harvard's new State of the Nation's Housing report shows that housing production still falls short of what is needed, which is keeping the pressure on house prices and rents and eroding...
Financing Native Nations: Access to Capital MarketsMembers only Login
One-third of reservation-based Native Americans fall below the poverty line, and the nations governing these reservations, unable to spur economic development, struggle to provide even the most basic services. Yet, despite their difficulty in...
Access to Capital and Credit in Native CommunitiesMembers only Login
This document, “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review” (Data Review) begins to answer the questions: Where does Native America stand now in terms of capital and credit access? What has been the effect of new action and...
State Farm to School Policy Handbook 2018Members only Login
The State Farm to School Policy Handbook: 2002-2018 is a tool for those working to advance the farm to school movement, whose core elements include local food procurement, school gardens, and food and agriculture education. The Handbook summarizes...
St. Luc's Cultural Immersion Center Roadmap to Redevelopment
This report provides financing strategies for St. Luc's Cultural Immersion Center in Arnaudville, Louisiana. St. Luc's is a proposed hands-on immersive engagement center for Cajun, Creole, and French language and culture.
NMTC Program Award Book CY 2018Members only Login
The CDFI Fund awarded 73 community development entities $3.5 billion under the 2018 allocation round of the New Markets Tax Credits program. The recipients are located in 35 states also including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
Federal Programs for Housing Finance - Bennett Hilley and Caitlin RennerMembers only Login
Bennett Hilley and Caitlin Renner with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development present on Federal Programs for Housing Finance during the Intro Housing Finance WebCourse.
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