CNHED’s working groups are open to members and non-members dedicated to solving some of the most important housing and economic development issues facing Washington, DC.
These groups are formed from key advocacy priorities identified by CNHED’s Housing Committee and Economic Development Committee. Each working group is chaired by a CNHED Board member who reports the group’s strategies to the appropriate committee. To get involved please complete the online sign up form or simply stop by a meeting.
If you would like more information about CNHED’s working groups, please contact Scott Bruton, VP of Housing Policy; or Evette Banfield, VP of Economic Development Policy and Wealth Building Strategies.
|Working Group/ Committee||Days||Times|
|Housing Committee||4th Wednesdays||1 pm – 2:30 pm|
|Economic Development Committee||4th Thursdays||10 am – 11:30 am|
|Green Working Group for Sustainable Communities||1st Thursdays||10 am – 11:30 am|
|Ownership Working Group||1st Wednesdays||2 pm – 3:30 pm|
|Supportive Housing Working Group||3rd Tuesdays||Noon – 2 pm|
|Support for Tenant Purchase Working Group||2nd Thursdays||10 am – noon|
|Community Lenders Working Group||2nd Tuesdays||3 pm – 4:30 pm|
|Neighborhood Commercial Corridors Working Group||3rd Tuesdays||3 pm – 4:30 pm|
|Greater Voice for Small Business Working Group||3rd Wednesdays||10:00 am – 11:30 am|
|Small Business Technical Assistance Working Group||2nd Wednesdays||10:00 am – 11:30 am|
|Workforce Development Working Group||1st Wednesdays||10:00 am – 11:30 am|
Coordinating CNHED’s housing priorities across the Continuum of Housing and synthesizing information from all the housing-affiliated Working Groups and Projects.
Supportive Housing Working Group
Strengthening the capacity of members to develop and operate supportive housing and improving District processes.
Green Working Group for Sustainable Communities
Improving the quantity and quality of green development by having a knowledgeable and well-resourced field.
Ownership Housing Working Group
Improving homeownership opportunities for District residents.
Support for Tenant Purchase Working Group
Ensuring the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act provides meaningful and viable options for tenants and that they receive the ongoing support needed to be successful stewards of their affordable homes.
Housing For All Campaign
All District residents deserve decent, quality housing at a price they can afford. We call on District officials to invest in the housing programs that meet that need. Read more about the Campaign.
Economic Development Committee
Promoting community economic development as a pathway towards economic opportunity and self-sufficiency.
Community Lenders Working Group
Increasing collaboration among local lenders to increase capital in low to moderate income neighborhoods to support viable small businesses and economic development projects.
Neighborhood Commercial Corridor Working Group
Addressing the needs of the District’s emerging, underdeveloped and distressed commercial corridors.
Greater Voice for Small Business Working Group
Promoting equal access to contracting and procurement opportunities by local small businesses.
Small Business Technical Assistance Working Group
Improving funding and process for DHCD’s Small Business Technical Assistance Program and identifying best practices to strengthen provider’s capacity.
Workforce Development Working Group
Improving collaborative efforts in support of residents’ right and capacity to work and earn a living wage.
DC Preservation Network
Co-Conveners: CNHED and the NeighborhoodInfo DC, with a network of representatives from HUD, DC housing agencies, housing counseling organizations, and others.
Maintaining a database of and monitor affordable housing properties that are at-risk for conversion to market-rate; identifying changes in the status of projects, discussing strategies for how to preserve the housing, and tracking preservation successes and losses.