CNHED is proud to inaugurate Community Development Week in the District of Columbia
The District has a rich spectrum of community development entities including nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers, housing counseling and human service agencies, workforce development providers, small business technical assistance providers and associations, community lenders, community development intermediaries and government agencies that have made tremendous contributions to improving the quality of life of low-moderate income residents and economic vitality of our community.
CNHED represents this infrastructure of community development and we are honored to set aside the 2nd week of October each year to draw attention to their efforts and celebrate their accomplishments.
Overview of the week’s events:
Tuesday, October 11
9:45 AM Level 2 Development presents $1.3 million to DC Habitat for Humanity to build 12 affordable townhomes in Ivy City.
Confirmed speakers: Mayor Bowser, Councilmembers Bonds and McDuffie; other dignataries
Location: 1814 Central Place NE
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Edgewood Commons I ribbon cutting — Community Preservation & Development Corporation (CPDC)
celebrating the completion of a four-phase, five-year revitalization effort, exceeding $50 million, at the center of CPDC’s community development strategy for the Edgewood-Brookland neighborhood.
Location:601 Edgewood St., NE
DHCD Director Donaldson will read Mayor Bowser’s Proclamation declaring DC Community Development Week
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Online Preservation Catalog Launch — DC Preservation Network: NeighborhoodInfo DC (a project of the Urban Institute) & CNHED
public launch of DCPN’s online version of the Preservation Catalog, containing 39,000+ units of housing assisted by federal & local subsidies
Location: Urban Institute (2100 M St NW)
Wednesday, October 12
Grand opening of SB Works — a small business resource center
2316 Rhode Island Ave NE, Ward 5
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 13
9:00 AM Rehab groundbreaking by MANNA of 60 affordable apartment units in Brightwood
across two buildings, funded by the DHCD through the Housing Production Trust Fund
Confirmed Speakers: Councilmembers Todd, Bonds, White; Mayor Bowser invited
Location: 1370 Fort Stevens Drive NW
A Community of Leaders: Cultivating Equitable Communities
CNHED’s event of the year! Purchase your tickets here!
Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES :
- Release of CNHED’s policy brief: Ending Homelessness through the DC Continuum of Housing: CNHED’s Analysis and Recommendations
- Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) celebrates loan closing for a childcare expansion, using a new tax collateral loan program from the DC Dept. of Insurance & Banking
- LISC DC releases Preservation Works: LISC DC’s Role in Preserving Quality Affordable Housing
- Resolution by the Council of the District of Columbia — declaring October 10 -14 Community Development Week. See text here