Research Report Beyond Housing
Growing Community Development Systems
Avis C. Vidal, Langley C. Keyes
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This report explores how the community development system--relationships among providers of finance, expertise, and political influence needed to carry out community development functions--has begun to move into activities other than housing. It concludes that in moving to scale in other arenas, three functions are critical: a capable national or local intermediary with strong relationships throughout the system and a willingness to move beyond its current players; individual CDCs working collaboratively--or at least using shared approaches--across neighborhoods; and new players at the city-wide level joining to meet the needs of the new activity.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Community and economic development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center