Photo courtesy of CASA It’s the little things that can make a big difference in the lives of Huntsville residents, especially for those who struggle to make ends meet. Something as simple as installing a handicapped ramp for a senior citizen so he or she can remain at home. Or, helping to winterize a low-income …
The Way Forward for Community Development
In 2015, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, invested $1.3 billion in equity, loans, and grants in low-income communities across the country. It was the largest amount invested in the organization’s history. Michael Rubinger, LISC’s president and CEO, was one of its original staff members in 1980. He became CEO in 1999 and has …
Community development 101 comes to Bartram Village
How do neighbors start organizing for changes in their community? For Sheila Anthony, president of Bartram Village Resident Council, the answer boils down to…
Learn about community development efforts in Fort Worth
Celebrate National Community Development Week, April 22-26, by attending an evening highlighting the programs and services available through the Community Development Block Grant program. A free community event will be held April 24.
City of Riverside Seeks Input on Eastside Smart Growth Grant Funds Application
State Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) grant offers opportunities RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside will hold two community meetings to hear residents’ ideas for how to use funds that could be obtained from a state grant designed to improve public health, better the environment, and create economic opportunity in the Eastside neighborhood The Transformative Climate Communities grant program is designed to incorporate community concerns into…
The new 'alternatives': How community development lenders are scaling up impact investing
Community development finance institutions are well-positioned to be the next ‘alternative’ financial vehicles of choice for those seeking to place their capital in investments that have both financial and social returns. These mission-driven banks and credit unions already lend and invest in thousands of communities across the country. Their experience and community knowledge positions them
Community Development Block Grant: What You Need to Know
M&L Special Needs Planning discusses the type of information that will be included in their Independent Living Program and Housing Project database, which
Policy 101: Why Block Grants are a Bad Idea When it Comes to Feeding Hungry Kids
Block granting the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs is a bad idea for all those for whom policy is trying to help…
How OFN is using partnerships to champion community development
Opportunity Finance Network's corporate partnerships are moving community development forward
DeKalb seeking residents' input on how to best use community grant money
DeKALB – The city is asking for residents to share their ideas on how to best support low- and moderate-income citizens and improve blighted areas with grant money it receives annually from the federal government.
DeKalb seeks residents' input on how to best use community grant money
DeKALB – The city is asking for residents to share their ideas on how to best support low- and moderate-income residents and improve blighted areas with grant money it receives annually from the federal government.
Committee asking for residents' input on how Clinton council can improve town life
The Clinton Smart Growth Committee survey will ask residents what they like the most and least about living in Clinton and to rate specific items in the town.
Why these residents are concerned about a 639-unit development
Members of a church object to the planned location of retail space.
Opportunity zones: vital community development tool or tax windfall for the rich?
A little-noticed provision in Trump’s tax law could prove to be its most consequential.
What if the 'unusual suspects' suddenly became leaders in the community development field?
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations' Pamela Bridgeforth on advancing racial equity and leadership development in local economic work.
What is the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)?
Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County By What should I know about the Child Care and Development Block Grant It has been over almost two decades since Congress has passed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), which would increase the quality of early education. The bill was passed with both Democrats and Republicans supporting it. The law aims to protect the health and…
Guide to Grants
The Knight Donor Advised Fund at Legacy Foundation is part of the Knight Foundation’s Community and National Initiatives (CNI) Program. Gary, Indiana is one of 26 cities nationwide funded by the Knight Foundation’s CNI Program. Of the 26 cities, 8 are funded directly by Knight and an additional 18 are funded through partnerships with the local community foundation. Legacy Foundation is grateful to be the community…
City seeks input on rules for small cell wireless facilities
The City of Grand Rapids is seeking feedback on proposed administrative rules for small cell wireless facilities. The City is holding a workshop for the community to learn more about the draft policy and provide comments on Thursday, July 18. The workshop will take place 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the City’s Water Resource Recovery Facility Ottotorium, 1300 Market Ave. SW.
Community Block Party on Bailey Square and Dedication of Make Way for McCloskey Mural
The City of Hamilton began smoke testing sewers on Tuesday, July 19 in the Highland Park area (see map to the right). The smoke tests are part of City efforts to identify and eliminate combined sewage and rainwater backups into customer basements. During the scheduled tests, City crews will introduce smoke into sanitary sewers. Smoke escaping from building sewer vents, gutters, and downspouts, or out of the ground along sewer lines, is part of the testing and is not a cause for alarm…
Community Development Department Continues “100 Blocks in 100 Days” « City of Peoria, Illinois
Program Builds Relationships and Educates Residents on Neighborhood Improvement Earlier this month, the City of Peoria Community Development Department launched the second annual “100 Blocks in 100 Days” initiative. Over a 100-day period, each Code Enforcement Inspector will be walking door-to-door to introduce themselves to the residents. By the end of November, staff will have covered over 100 blocks throughout the City of Peoria The “100…