Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

Alliance for Healthy Homes

Founded in 1990 as the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, in 2001 the Group adopted a new name, the Alliance for Healthy Homes, and a new mission that supports a broad healthy homes and communities agenda and aims to provide more proactive support to community-based and local advocacy organizations. Read more about Alliance for Healthy Homes...

Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change (CCC) provides research, technical assistance, networking, and coalition building in an effort to support grassroots organizations that foster community development. Read more about Center for Community Change...

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...

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Local Initiatives Support Coalition works to foster the growth and development of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) with public, private, and non-profit organizations by helping to channel grants and technical support to some of the nation's most distressed areas. Read more about Local Initiatives Support Corporation...

National AIDS Housing Coalition

Founded in 1994, the National AIDS Housing Coalition acts as a housing policy advocate for people with HIV/AIDS. In addition, the Coalition serves as a network for training, educating and sharing experiences regarding HIV/AIDS housing among housing developers, providers, residents and advocates. Read more about National AIDS Housing Coalition...

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 Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development was founded in 1999 and is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the community development, organizing and advocacy needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities nationwide. Read more about National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development...

National Equity Fund, Inc.

Established by LISC in 1987, the National Equity Fund, in collaboration with some 700 partners, has helped funnel over $6.4 billion in investor equity into projects in more than 200 urban neighborhoods and rural areas nationwide. Read more about National Equity Fund, Inc....

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...

National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is a coalition of affordable housing advocates that is leading the campaign for the creation of a National Income Housing Trust Fund. In addition, the coalition does considerable public education, research, and policy advocacy on fair housing, homelessness, and rural housing issues. Read more about National Low Income Housing Coalition...

NeighborWorks America (Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation)

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation is a nonprofit organization that builds and supports networks of residents and public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations to revitalize declining neighborhoods. Read more about NeighborWorks America (Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation)...

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)

Alliance for Healthy Homes

Founded in 1990 as the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, in 2001 the Group adopted a new name, the Alliance for Healthy Homes, and a new mission that supports a broad healthy homes and communities agenda and aims to provide more proactive support to community-based and local advocacy organizations. Read more about Alliance for Healthy Homes...

Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change (CCC) provides research, technical assistance, networking, and coalition building in an effort to support grassroots organizations that foster community development. Read more about Center for Community Change...

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...

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Local Initiatives Support Coalition works to foster the growth and development of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) with public, private, and non-profit organizations by helping to channel grants and technical support to some of the nation's most distressed areas. Read more about Local Initiatives Support Corporation...

National AIDS Housing Coalition

Founded in 1994, the National AIDS Housing Coalition acts as a housing policy advocate for people with HIV/AIDS. In addition, the Coalition serves as a network for training, educating and sharing experiences regarding HIV/AIDS housing among housing developers, providers, residents and advocates. Read more about National AIDS Housing Coalition...

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 Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development was founded in 1999 and is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the community development, organizing and advocacy needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities nationwide. Read more about National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development...

National Equity Fund, Inc.

Established by LISC in 1987, the National Equity Fund, in collaboration with some 700 partners, has helped funnel over $6.4 billion in investor equity into projects in more than 200 urban neighborhoods and rural areas nationwide. Read more about National Equity Fund, Inc....

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...

National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is a coalition of affordable housing advocates that is leading the campaign for the creation of a National Income Housing Trust Fund. In addition, the coalition does considerable public education, research, and policy advocacy on fair housing, homelessness, and rural housing issues. Read more about National Low Income Housing Coalition...

NeighborWorks America (Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation)

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation is a nonprofit organization that builds and supports networks of residents and public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations to revitalize declining neighborhoods. Read more about NeighborWorks America (Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation)...

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...