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Community Development Week 2016

October 17, 2016

CNHED is honored to have inaugurated Community Development Week, October 10 -14, 2016 highlighting the activities and impact of our member organizations in creating a District of Columbia in which all residents can thrive. The week’s activities illuminated the community development field’s role in creating and preserving affordable housing; assisting the creation, health and expansion […]

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CNHED Releases Policy Brief: Ending Homelessness Through The Continuum Of Housing

October 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) today released a new policy brief, providing analysis and recommendations on Ending Homelessness through the Continuum of Housing.   The District of Columbia, though its Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Homeward DC plan, has committed to making homelessness […]

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DCSmallBizHelp Launched

December 4, 2015

On Friday, December 4, 2015, the Small Business Policy Project (SBPP) launched DCSmallBizHelp, featuring a network of fifteen local organizations that provide an expansive array of assistance for small businesses in the District of Columbia.  Read more. Washington, D.C. – On Friday, December 4, 2015, the Small Business Policy Project (SBPP) launched DCSmallBizHelp [], featuring […]

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Universal Paid Family Leave & $15 Minimum Wage:

November 17, 2015

Details, Timeline & Possible Impacts Join CNHED for our November monthly meeting on Thursday, November 19  an interactive discussion on: DC’s Universal Paid Leave legislation — presented by At-Large DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman.    * Councilmember Silverman and Councilmember Grosso led five other councilmembers in introducing the DC Paid Family Leave legislation $15 minimum wage ballot initiative – […]

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National Call-In days to Raise the Caps

September 15, 2015

Lifted from our friends at NACEDA: What: Call your representatives in the U.S. House and Senate When: TODAY, Sept 15 and tomorrow, Sept 16, 9 am–5 pm Unified message: Raise the spending caps. Fully fund affordable housing and community development programs. Background: Congress is on a collision course with the federal budget unless they lift Sequester spending caps. Members of Congress returned to DC this week […]

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CNHED speaks out for bipartisan budget deal to end sequestration

September 14, 2015

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, CNHED’s Stephen Glaude gave remarks at a press conference and rally sponsored by NDD United, with Reps. Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Barbara Lee (CA-13), and others calling for Congress to raise the spending caps and end sequestration through a bipartisan budget deal before the October 1 […]

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Preservation Strategy Advisory Council named

July 20, 2015

Preservation Strategy Advisory Council named as pressures mount to save housing affordable to District residents Washington, D.C. – NeighborhoodInfo DC and the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) are pleased to announce the formation of a new Preservation Strategy Advisory Council charged with advising and overseeing a plan to preserve the affordability of […]

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Huge Wins for Affordable Housing & Small Business in DC FY16 Budget!

May 27, 2015

The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) applauds our District of Columbia leaders for their tremendous work in ensuring that the FY16 budget includes major investments across the continuum of housing and in creating economic opportunity for District residents. The budget that the Council unanimously passed Wednesday, May 27, 2015 would not have […]

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Small Business Policy Project Launches

May 8, 2015

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., the Small Business Policy Project (SBPP) launched, a new customized web-based lending platform developed by Biz2Credit. The lending platform will expand the capacity of local Community Financial Development Institutions (CDFIs), whose mission is to expand access to typically underserved communities by providing credit, capital and financial services. The launch of is […]

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Mayor Bowser’s Proposed FY16 Budget Released

April 2, 2015

We are pleased to report that Mayor Bowser has released a budget that made investments across the Continuum of Housing and invests in economic opportunity for District residents. Despite the challenge of making up a $190 million shortfall in the budget, the Mayor’s budget will help end chronic homelessness, provide families with stable housing, build new affordable […]

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