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Search Results: Urban Development
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We Need Flexibility to Address Joblessness at Both the Neighborhood and Metro Levels
Subsidizing business investment in distressed neighborhoods, by itself, is a subsidy for gentrification, not a way to get residents into good jobs. What neighborhood residents need is help in accessing jobs throughout the local economy, inside and...
CDFA - Frost Brown Todd LLC Infrastructure Finance Series: Unlocking Capital for Infrastructure Projects
Across the nation a growing variety of infrastructure projects are utilizing complex and layered capital stacks. Speakers will discuss how utilities, housing, transportation, renewable energy, community facilities, and other community infrastructure...
CDFA - Frost Brown Todd LLC Infrastructure Finance Series: Transportation Finance Strategies
Financing transportation infrastructure is a top priority for the federal, state, and local governments. Aging infrastructure and associated rising maintenance and repair costs are just two of the many infrastructure-related challenges that...
CDFA - Frost Brown Todd LLC Infrastructure Finance Series: Water Finance 101
Financing water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure can be costly for communities, but innovative financing can make it more economical. Three primary tools exist to support utility infrastructure – bond financing, state revolving loan funds,...
CDFA - Frost Brown Todd LLC Infrastructure Finance Series: Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Financing for Energy
Interest in Public-Private Partnership (P3) finance is growing not only because state and the local governments realize the strength, flexibility, and efficiency of the P3 model, but because of the growing need for P3s to promote higher quality and...
CDFA - Frost Brown Todd LLC Infrastructure Finance Series: Financing Environmental Infrastructure
During the last few years, a significant amount of America has been affected by the growing number of natural disasters and aging infrastructure. Infrastructure projects are challenging, time-consuming, and very costly, and it has become extremely...
2021 Picture of Affordable Housing Preservation ReportMembers only Login
Using data from the National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD), this report focuses on the challenge of preserving the federally assisted housing stock in the face of the national affordability crisis and chronic underfunding for housing programs.
Re: New York CityMembers only Login
This report is a blueprint to renew New York. It includes actionable ideas from over 175 New Yorkers—including small business owners, company CEOs, labor leaders, community advocates, nonprofit practitioners, artists, college presidents, and former...
Local and Regional Infrastructure Interactive Map - Kinder InstituteMembers only Login
The Kinder Institute Local and Regional Infrastructure Database contains more than 1,800 planned infrastructure projects identified by surveying local and regional leaders, reviewing capital investment documents, and using other sources. This...
Inclusive Community and Economic Development in Small and Midsize Cities
Small and midsize cities (SMCs) face multiple challenges including uneven economic growth, growing income inequality, and growing poverty. Uniting community development principles and economic development practice, with a focus on elevating...
Resilient New Orleans Finance PlanMembers only Login
This framework for green infrastructure can help the City of New Orleans take a quantum leap forward by inspiring innovation and proactively using public funding to stimulate private investment. The Resilient New Orleans Finance Plan will serve as...
Opportunities to Increase Housing Production and PreservationMembers only Login
According to HUD's new research, without significant new supply, cost burdens are likely to increase as current home prices reach all-time highs, with the median home sales price reaching nearly $375,000 in July 2021. The research also makes clear...
From Wealthy Enclaves to Asset Deserts: What the Geography of Asset Income Signals About Wealth Distribution in the U.S.Members only Login
This EIG report, interactive map, and case studies illustrate increasing wealth concentration in the U.S. and the urgency of forging new pathways that allow more Americans to have a substantial ownership stake in the wealth created by the U.S....
A Strategic Plan for Economic Recovery and Resiliency in the Albuquerque Metropolitan RegionMembers only Login
Albuquerque Economic Development has embraced the critical need for developing a strategy not only to drive recovery in the region, but to ensure that it does not again find itself left behind as it was following the Great Recession. The 2021...
Key Factors and Strategies for Urban and Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
Through data analysis supported by stakeholder interviews and case studies, this research from the National League of Cities identifies factors that support local engagement in regional economies, how these factors vary for urban and rural places,...
Neighborhood-Level Investment from the Opportunity Zone Program: Early EvidenceMembers only Login
A new report from economists at the University of California Berkeley provides the first real evidence of OZ investment captured in 2019. Approximately $18.9 billion of aggregate OZ investments occurred that year representing nearly 2,500...
OZ Prospectus - City of Ontario, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Ontario, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Rialto, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Rialto, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - County of San Bernardino, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the County of San Bernardino, California. It was produced through collaboration between San Bernardino County and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of San Bernardino, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of San Bernardino, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Victorville, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Victorville, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
American Rescue Plan Act - Local Relief Frequently Asked QuestionsMembers only Login
After the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, it guaranteed direct relief to all 19,000 cities, towns, and villages in the United States. NLC has identified frequently asked questions about the...
2021 Infrastructure Report Card - A Comprehensive Assessment of America's Infrastructure
The 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reveals we’ve made some incremental progress toward restoring our nation’s infrastructure. For the first time in 20 years, our infrastructure is out of the D range. While this report grades 17...
2020 New Mexico Affordable Housing Needs AssessmentMembers only Login
The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority authored this affordable housing needs assessment in 2020. Housing markets in New Mexico vary widely between larger metro areas, many of which are growing and stable, and rural areas with declining...
How States Can Direct Economic Development to Places and People in NeedMembers only Login
To address local disparities and help struggling areas thrive, governments at all levels have spent billions of dollars on a range of geographically targeted, or "place-based," economic development programs — mostly in the form of financial...
Leveraging Development Finance Tools to Attract Opportunity Zone Investment
This guide, authored by CDFA and Skeo, provides an overview of various development finance tools and suggestions for how communities could use these tools to finance projects in Opportunity Zones. Each section includes additional resources to learn...
CDFA - Ice Miller Broadband Financing Series: Case Studies & Best Practices of Broadband in P3s
Public-Private Partnerships, or P3s, have been used across the country to finance broadband. As part of our collaboration with Ice Miller LLP, this video will cover best practices of the P3 model and provide case studies that explore the various...
CDFA - Ice Miller Broadband Financing Series: 5G, IoT, Smart Cities & Emerging Technologies
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) will create unprecedented new uses for internet-enabled devices and heighten demands for connectivity. 5G, considered the next mobile wireless standard, will support the proliferation of these devices. As part of our...
CDFA - Ice Miller Broadband Financing Series: Case Studies of Taking a Project from Start to Finish
There are many models to financing broadband and finding the correct approach for your community may be challenging. As part of our collaboration with Ice Miller, this video will dive into the details of successful locally owned municipal network...
Charlotte-Mecklenburg 2020 State of Housing Instability & Homelessness ReportMembers only Login
The 2020 Housing Instability & Homelessness Report Series is a collection of reports by UNC that utilizes local data to provide informative and actionable research to engage a variety of stakeholders including elected officials, policymakers,...
Land Banks - Local Housing SolutionsMembers only Login
Land banks are public authorities or non-profit organizations created to acquire, hold, manage, and sometimes redevelop property in order to return these properties to productive use to meet community goals, such as increasing affordable housing or...
USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting robust regional food economies across the food chain. This graphic is designed to be a guide for which programs are best suited for different parts of the supply chain.
Coronavirus Pandemic Refugees and the Future of American CitiesMembers only Login
History informs us that some people, especially the wealthy, flee cities in response to pandemics and other major catastrophes. In past pandemics and crises, refugees have typically returned, remaining attracted to the social and cultural dynamism...
Recreation Economy at USDA: Economic Development Resources for Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
USDA’s Forest Service (FS), Rural Development (RD), and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have developed this resource guide for rural communities to identify resources that develop the recreation economy.
NMTC Program Award Book CY2019
The CDFI Fund has released its calendar year 2019 awards for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. The round of funding awarded over $3.5 billion in NMTC allocation to 76 community development entities.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Financing Rural HealthcareMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explored financing programs that support healthcare development and showcase successful projects that have increased access to healthcare for rural communities.
CARES Act Suggestions for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Elected OfficialsMembers only Login
The National League of Cities, National Low Income Housing Coalition, and National Alliance to End Homelessness, and Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investments prepared this guide for elected officials to help maximize federal resources made...
Washington Housing Initiative: Context and ContributionMembers only Login
Launched in 2018, the Washington Housing Initiative identifies and acquires rental properties in neighborhoods facing rising property values in the Washington, DC area, and keeps a majority of the apartments affordable for households with moderate...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Updates from SBA and HUD on PPP, EIDL, CDBG
During the April 24, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, listeners were given updates from SBA and HUD on early statistics for the PPP and EIDL programs, as well as additional actions taken by both agencies such as payment forgiveness...
COVID-19 Questions and Answers for Multifamily Housing Stakeholders
On April 16, 2020, HUD and FHA published these answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to all multifamily housing stakeholders. Topics include Emergency Preparedness, CARES Act assistance and other funding available Asset Management,...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Federal, State, and Local Responses to COVID-19
On the March 27, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, we discussed how Development Finance Agencies have initially responded to COVID-19, examined Congressional legislation, analyzed how federal agencies are reacting, and looked at a...
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