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Manufacturers, Workers Push for Domestic Infrastructure Use of Stimulus Funds
Manufacturing and worker's union groups say the infrastructure money in the new congressional economic stimulus package President-Elect Barack Obama transition team issued this week falls short of what is needed and wants as much of that money as possible to be spent domestically. Officials with th...
posted 1/19/09 11:45 AM read complete story
Community Centers Get Reprieve
New York: A plan by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to shutter about two dozen public housing community centers to save money has been scrapped. The city council, under intense community pressure, allocated $12.2 million to keep the centers open. NYCHA threatened last May to shut down d...
posted 1/16/09 3:30 PM read complete story
Development the First LEED Tennessee Gold Since Gore
Tennessee: A community development housing effort in Knoxville yields the first small cluster of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-certified homes in the state's history.
posted 12/31/08 1:20 PM read complete story
CD, Housing Groups Praise Donovan Nomination to HUD
Community development groups are excited by the nomination of New York City housing commissioner Shaun Donovan to be the next HUD secretary, citing his broad experience and coalition-building abilities as strong points. Officials at the Nat'l Assn. of Housing & Redevelopment Officials indicate ...
posted 12/16/08 4:19 PM read complete story
Economic Leaders Pushing Massive Main Street Recovery Plan
Domestic economic leaders are calling for a massive new $900-billion Main Street economic recovery plan they say is in general agreement with the economic package Congress hopes to have ready when the new Obama administration arrives. The report, issued by the Institute for America’s Future (IAF), ...
posted 12/9/08 10:35 PM read complete story
USGBC Seeks Comment on Community Development-Aimed LEED
Massachusetts: During the week of its annual green building conference in Boston, the U.S. Green Building Council officially opens its comment period for three new Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design initiatives, including one focused on community development ventures. LEED for Neighbo...
posted 11/27/08 12:01 PM read complete story
Enterprise Awards $180,000 for Supportive Housing, Property and Asset Management
Six community-based groups nationwide receive a combined $180,000 from MetLife Foundation and Enterprise from the MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing. The award is given to the groups for leadership, innovation and effectiveness in the categories of supportive housing and...
posted 11/24/08 4:47 PM read complete story
Enterprise, Capital One Seek Links to Education, CD
Education and community development efforts in distressed inner cities must be integrated, and testing for this new model is essential, according to a new report financed by Enterprise Community Partners and Capital One. The report, offered during the annual Enterprise Community Conference held in ...
posted 11/24/08 4:27 PM read complete story
CDFIs Vital to Native, Rural Development Successes
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are vital to the success of rural economic development efforts and using them in Native American communities can prove essential in future business development, a panelist at the recent Clinton Global Initiative says. Elsie Meeks, president and c...
posted 11/13/08 11:37 AM read complete story
EDA Extends Deadline for Regional Innovative Systems Research Applications
Economic Development Admin. (EDA) officials extend the applications deadline by two weeks – through 5 p.m. EDT, Dec. 1 -- for a regional innovative systems research award of $200,000-$300,000 for Fiscal Year 2009. The EDA work is part of its National Technical Assistance (NTA), Training, Research &...
posted 11/11/08 1:34 PM read complete story
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