Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

The Need to Link Climate Resilience With Economic Opportunity

Isaiah J. Poole

Enterprises featured in the Building Resiliency Through Green Infrastructure report are creating a blueprint for other cities to follow as they work to protect their communities from the effects of climate change.

Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges With Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions

Justine Porter, Danny Fisher-Bruns and Bich Ha Pham

The Democracy Collaborative’s new report Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges with Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions discusses the role of anchor institutions and collaboratives in leveraging the power of their economic assets to address social and economic disparities and to revitalize local communities.

The report focuses on the work of anchor institutions and partner organizations that have joined to form place-based networks, or anchor collaboratives, to develop, implement, and support shared goals and initiatives that advance equitable and inclusive economic development strategies. Anchor mission work is not easy, but our hope is that this state of the field report will provide information and assistance to groups wanting to do anchor mission work or to create anchor collaboratives.

NADO 2019 Annual Training Conference

October 19th, 2019 to October 22nd, 2019
Reno, NV

National Association of Development Organization's 2019 Annual Training Conference, "Reimagining Regional Development: Building Capacity, Building Regions" Read more about NADO 2019 Annual Training Conference...

UnidosUS 2019 Annual Conference

August 3rd, 2019 to August 6th, 2019
San Diego, California

Formerly National Council of La Raza (NCLR)  Read more about UnidosUS 2019 Annual Conference...

Health Anchor Institutions investing to support community control of land and housing

Bich Ha Pham and Jarrid Green
Build Healthy Places Network

Many anchor institutions are also major landowners in their communities, and many are already engaged in housing programs such as employer-assisted housing. Anchor institutions can and should employ CLTs to maximize the impact of their long-term investments in housing for their workforce, and utilize and support CLTs to help build more inclusive communities around their institutions more generally.