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People & Policies Conference Focus
Resilience and rebuilding for low-income communities is the focus of discussion at the 2013 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference in Washington. Researchers from around the nation presented information aimed at improving policy and practices for community development officials.
posted 4/12/13 09:39 AM read complete story
Land Use Challenges Laid Bare
A workshop sponsored by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Minnesota offers community developers practical strategies for dealing with the challenges of development and redevelopment in tough economic times. "Navigating the New Normal" is a two-hour online, interactive education workshop which ULI offers free to public officials
posted 3/15/13 10:01 AM read complete story
NOFA Imminent For Border Initiative
HUD expects to publish a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Border Community Capital Initiative this month. Up to $2 million has been committed to the collaboration between HUD, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) and Agriculture Departmentís Rural Development.
posted 3/8/13 10:03 AM read complete story
Support Urged For CDBG, HOME Programs
The National Community Development Association (NCDA) wants to harness grassroots support for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs during National Community Development Week,
posted 2/8/13 10:39 AM read complete story
Conference on Vacant Properties Set
Procedures for reclaiming vacant properties will be the central topic of a conference sponsored by the Center for Community Progress this September in Philadelphia. Advocates and policymakers will gather from Sept. 9-11 to discuss necessary tools to transform neighborhoods into vibrant communities through acquisition and reuse of vacant
posted 1/25/13 09:17 AM read complete story
Redevelopment Efforts On The Rise
Nearly three of four large metro regions saw increases in new housing development in previously developed areas during 2005-2009 compared to 2000-2004, an Environmental Protection Agency study shows.
posted 1/11/13 09:18 AM read complete story
Compact Suburban Development Cited
Searching for ideas on compact development of the nationís suburbs to discourage car use, the Urban Land Institute spotlights eight suburban development plans that emphasize infrastructure planning and financing as key elements in the success of such ventures.
posted 12/19/12 5:16 PM read complete story
Choice Neighborhoods On Hold
HUD sources tell us that no decisions have been made on the FY 2013 solicitations for HUD's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) (CFDA Number: 14.889) -- a signature program of the Obama administration.
posted 11/30/12 11:13 AM read complete story
St. Louis Incubator For Land Use Ideas
The city of St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis plan to launch a living laboratory to showcase innovative ideas for transforming vacant land into sustainable assets for communities
posted 10/26/12 11:09 AM read complete story
Transportation Major Housing Cost Factor
American families increasingly are burdened with rising housing costs, and when coupled with transportation costs, ability to keep pace with their earnings fall short. The finding from the Center for Housing Policy reinforces the concept that transportation costs must be tallied with rental and utility costs to realize true costs of housing.
posted 10/19/12 12:21 PM read complete story
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