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 of small business; creating and financing community economic development projects; energizing commercial corridors; and creating opportunities to reap increased income and improved quality of life.

Highlights from CNHED’s inaugural Community Development Week 2016 include [and see our photo album here]:

  • Mayoral proclamation and Council resolution declaring “Community Development Week 2016
  • Groundbreaking for 12 new affordable townhomes in Ivy City by Habitat for Humanity and Level 2 Development, with speakers Mayor Bowser, Councilmembers Bonds and McDuffie; other dignitaries.
  • Ribbon cutting of Community Preservation and Development Corporation’s (CPDC) Edgewood Commons I, where more than 200 came out to celebrate the completion of a four-phase, five-year revitalization effort, exceeding $50 million, at the center of CPDC’s community development strategy for the neighborhood.
  • Rehab groundbreaking of 60 affordable apartment units by MANNA, Inc. revitalizing two buildings with funds from the Housing Production Trust Fund, allowing residents to continue living in the District.
  • Launch of the DC Preservation Network’s (DCPN) new online Preservation Catalog, containing 39,000+ units of housing assisted by federal & local subsidies. CNHED and NeighborhoodInfo DC (a project of the Urban Institute).
  • Grand opening of SB Works, a new small businessresource center in Ward 5.
  • LISC DC released Preservation Works: LISC DC’s Role in Preserving Quality Affordable Housing
  • CNHED published a policy brief Ending Homelessness through the DC Continuum of Housing
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