Support Organizations: Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

Community Action Partnership

The Community Action Partnership was established in 1971 as the National Association of Community Action Agencies (NACAA) and is the national organization representing the interests of the 1,000 Community Action Agencies, which were established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Read more about Community Action Partnership...

Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Community Partners (formerly The Enterprise Foundation) is a nonprofit community development and housing organization that works through a national network of more than 1,200 organizations to promote employment and housing for low-income individuals and neighborhoods. To date, Enterprise has raised and invested $9 billion in equity, grants and loans and is currently investing in communities at a rate of close to $1 billion a year. Read more about Enterprise Community Partners...

Living Cities

Living Cities provides financial and technical support to nonprofit CDCs engaged in improving economically distressed inner city neighborhoods. It creates a mechanism through which major corporations, foundations and the federal government can invest in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods. Read more about Living Cities...

National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations

Founded in March 2007, NACEDA brings together 15 state associations of community development corporations (CDCs), serving as a new national organization for the CDC movement. Goals of the new association include advocating for public policy to support community economic development at the federal level, providing peer-to-peer support and development for state association staff, and supporting the development of new and emerging state associations. Read more about National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations...

National Housing Conference

For more than 75 years, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has served as a public policy and affordable housing advocacy organization. NHC's nonprofit research affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy, works to broaden understanding of America's affordable housing challenges and examines the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs. Read more about National Housing Conference...

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

Housing Partnership Network

Formed in 1990, the Housing Partnership Network is a business alliance of the nation’s top performing nonprofit development organizations, allowing them to share the innovations from each organization’s local practices and leverage their resources more efficiently. One of its enterprises - the Housing Partnership Fund - is a $30 million CDFI-certified lending institution that has provided financing to thirty Network members to build or acquire more than 11,000 affordable homes valued at more than $850 million. Read more about Housing Partnership Network...

Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

Community Action Partnership

The Community Action Partnership was established in 1971 as the National Association of Community Action Agencies (NACAA) and is the national organization representing the interests of the 1,000 Community Action Agencies, which were established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Read more about Community Action Partnership...

Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Community Partners (formerly The Enterprise Foundation) is a nonprofit community development and housing organization that works through a national network of more than 1,200 organizations to promote employment and housing for low-income individuals and neighborhoods. To date, Enterprise has raised and invested $9 billion in equity, grants and loans and is currently investing in communities at a rate of close to $1 billion a year. Read more about Enterprise Community Partners...

Living Cities

Living Cities provides financial and technical support to nonprofit CDCs engaged in improving economically distressed inner city neighborhoods. It creates a mechanism through which major corporations, foundations and the federal government can invest in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods. Read more about Living Cities...

National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations

Founded in March 2007, NACEDA brings together 15 state associations of community development corporations (CDCs), serving as a new national organization for the CDC movement. Goals of the new association include advocating for public policy to support community economic development at the federal level, providing peer-to-peer support and development for state association staff, and supporting the development of new and emerging state associations. Read more about National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations...

National Housing Conference

For more than 75 years, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has served as a public policy and affordable housing advocacy organization. NHC's nonprofit research affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy, works to broaden understanding of America's affordable housing challenges and examines the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs. Read more about National Housing Conference...

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

Housing Partnership Network

Formed in 1990, the Housing Partnership Network is a business alliance of the nation’s top performing nonprofit development organizations, allowing them to share the innovations from each organization’s local practices and leverage their resources more efficiently. One of its enterprises - the Housing Partnership Fund - is a $30 million CDFI-certified lending institution that has provided financing to thirty Network members to build or acquire more than 11,000 affordable homes valued at more than $850 million. Read more about Housing Partnership Network...