Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

Creating an Ecosystem of Opportunity on Pine Ridge

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC) is a Lakota led non-profit based in the Thunder Valley community of the Porcupine District on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2017. For the last five years, TVCDC has participated in and co-created the Learning/Action Lab for Community Wealth Building, alongside The Democracy Collaborative, the Northwest Area Foundation and four other Native American community-based organizations, to develop and work through strategies that build and root wealth locally for the benefit of their community.   Read more about Creating an Ecosystem of Opportunity on Pine Ridge...

Woodlawn Foundation

As the lead organization of Woodlawn United, a collaboration of groups working to break the cycle of poverty in Birmingham’s Woodlawn community, the Woodlawn Foundation partners with residents and other local stakeholders to identify community needs and leverage resources to address area challenges.  Its Housing Program aims to create long-term residency opportunities for a range of families by developing quality mixed-income, single-family housing and helping existing homeowners to rehabilitate older properties.  In 2016, the foundation provided free repairs to 15 homes and connected 64 families to units at its affordable townhouse community, Woodlawn Station.  Other Foundation initiatives currently focus on expanding educational opportunities and promoting community wellness.

Urban Impact

Established in 1980, Urban Impact aims to foster asset building, economic opportunity, and the revitalization of Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue Business District and the Civil Rights District.  To do so, the nonprofit provides a range of services geared to helping existing businesses grow, encouraging entrepreneurs to locate in the Districts, and recruiting developers and retailers to the area.  Services include business promotion, business counseling, and the identification of available space and financial incentives.

Titusville Development Corporation

Established in 1984, Titusville Development Corporation (TDC) aims to revitalize and develop Titusville, one of the first neighborhoods in Birmingham where African Americans were allowed to own residential and commercial property.  To do so, the CDC focuses on removing blight, renovating dilapidated properties, and empowering residents through financial education.  TDC is currently working to redevelop 24 properties into affordable housing.  The nonprofit also developed and now owns and manages affordable senior housing worth over $1 million.

New Rising Star Community Support Corporation

New Rising Star Community Support Corporation (NRS) focuses on improving the quality of life in Birmingham’s East Lake Community.  Aiming to convert vacant properties into homes and renters into homeowners, the nonprofit builds and rehabs affordable single-family homes and connects prospective buyers to financial and homeownership classes.  NRS also runs an after-school program and provides a range of supportive community services including free senior transportation and career coaching for unemployed and underemployed area residents.

Navigate Affordable Housing Partners

Established in 1980 as Jefferson County Assisted Housing Corporation, Navigate Affordable Housing Partners develops and enhances safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable housing.  Based in Birmingham, the nonprofit now manages roughly 60,000 units of affordable housing across Alabama, Mississippi, Connecticut, and Virginia.  Navigate is currently developing a $4.75 million project which will include about 30 affordable, single family homes alongside an 8-acre park in Pratt City, an area devastated by a tornado in 2011.

Riverview West Florissant Development Corporation

The Riverview West Florissant Development Corporation (RWFDC) focuses on strengthening and stabilizing neighborhoods north of St. Louis City.  Since its establishment in 1994, the CDC, which relies on green building techniques, has developed or rehabbed over 150 homes for low to moderate income families.  Launched in 2006, RWFDC’s beautification program creates summer jobs for at-risk youth who provide lawn care services for elderly and disabled homeowners.  The nonprofit also provides free minor home repair services to low-income area residents, a program that has benefitted 780 residents since its start in 2010.

Northside Community Housing, Inc.

Northside Community Housing, Inc. (NCHI) aims to provide high-quality, affordable housing and opportunities for people to improve their lives and community.  Since its establishment in 1977, the CDC has developed over 300 affordable homes.  NCHI also supports a range of collaborative community projects, which include two youth employment/entrepreneurship programs, the redevelopment of vacant lots into community gardens, and various neighborhood events.

North Newstead Association

The North Newstead Association promotes economic wellbeing in the North Newstead community by providing affordable housing and family support services.  Since its establishment in 1993, the CDC has constructed or rehabilitated nearly 190 affordable housing units and has improved the façades of over 50 area businesses.  The nonprofit is currently working to convert a long-vacant public school building into a 36-unit affordable apartment building for seniors.

The Housing Partnership

Founded in 1998 as Lemay Housing Partnership, The Housing Partnership (THP) aims to enhance the quality of life in the Lemay community by fostering a healthy and economically sustainable living environment.  Since 2015, the CDC is credited with building about 50 new, affordable homes, many on sites that had derelict, vacant properties.  To help area residents remain in their homes, THP also provides forgivable loans to low/moderate income homeowners so they can make improvements needed to increase their houses’ health and safety.  The CDC also works to boost homeownership across the St. Louis region by offering homebuyer training, counseling, and small loans to help with down payments and closing costs.

Shared Housing Services

Founded in 1991, Shared Housing Services aims to prevent homelessness and foster independence by providing low-income people with innovative, affordable housing.  Through its Homesharing Program, the nonprofit matches elderly, disabled, and very low-income people in need of affordable housing with people willing to provide a private bedroom in their homes in exchange for rent and/or assistance.  The nonprofit also owns 12 units of housing that serve as transitional housing for low-income homeless families.

Metropolitan Development Council

Founded in 1964, the Metropolitan Development Council (MDC) focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of very low-income individuals living in Tacoma and Pierce County.  To do so, the nonprofit provides a range of housing, health, education, and employment programs to about 26,000 people on an annual basis.  It also owns and manages 375 units of housing for homeless and low-income people.

Korean Women’s Association

The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) was established in 1972 as a social club for Korean women married to American servicemen.  Originally focused on providing transportation and translation services to immigrants at area military bases, KWA has grown into a multi-cultural human services nonprofit that provides education, socialization, advocacy, and supportive services to 150,000 people across 11 Western Washington counties on an annual basis.  The nonprofit owns and manages over 200 affordable housing units, many of which are in facilities that offer residents culturally sensitive services such as English as a Second Language classes and ethnic meals.

Homeownership Center of Tacoma

Established in 1993, the Homeownership Center of Tacoma helps low and moderate-income people achieve homeownership within Tacoma.  To do so, the nonprofit constructs and rehabilitates single-family homes, and offers homeownership counseling and financing assistance to qualified homebuyers.  In 2016, the nonprofit had eight houses under construction and held four lots for future housing projects.

NALCAB Annual National Conference

April 10th, 2018 to April 12th, 2018
Orlando, FL

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