Research Resources: Community Development Corporations (CDCs)


Maintained by the Center for Housing Policy, KnowledgePlex, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Urban Institute, is a new website to help states and localities respond to the foreclosure crisis. In addition to policy information, maps and other foreclosure data, the site provides a forum for practitioners, policymakers, and others to come together and discuss affordable housing and foreclosure issues., is an online guide to state and local housing policy developed and maintained by the Center for Housing Policy, the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference. The site includes information on a broad range of state and local policy tools, as well as guidance on how to put them together to form a comprehensive and effective housing strategy.


This is the leading federal government research site regarding issues of housing and urban development. The site is host to over 800 publications and data sets.

Next American City,

Founded in 2003 by a couple of recent Yale graduates still in their twenties, Next American City has brought a fresh perspective to issues of community development. Published quarterly, each magazine focuses on a different urban or community development theme.