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    Bergen, CAP Receives 2012 Energy Efficiency Award

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    Hawkeye Area Community ActionProgram

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    Community Action of Laramie County

    Volunteers from Warren Air Force Base installing gutters, building handrails,and refurnishing housing for homeless veterans.

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    CAP of Ramsey and Washington Counties

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Center for Community Economic Development Assistance
The Center for Community Economic Development Assistance (The Center) has been established for organizations outside of California that seek technical assistance from the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA). CCEDA has served California as a statewide membership association for community development organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California's neighborhoods, including local governments and resident driven community development corporations, community action agencies, and faith based institutions. The Center was established to bring the full menu of technical assistance services of CCEDA nationwide.

Community Connections
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The Community Connections (ComCon) Technical Assistance and Information Center is the information resource for the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It serves all those with a common interest in safe, decent, affordable housing, and those interested in creating community and economic development opportunities at the local level. ComCon updates and maintains a database of consultants with expertise in CPD program areas and information systems. ComCon also serves as a resource and information center for HUD’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) programs. In addition to basic program information, specialists can assist CPD and Public and Indian Housing (PIH) grantees with questions on ARRA reporting.

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Enterprise Community Partners is a national nonprofit with more than 25 years of experience in the community development and affordable housing field. Enterprise’s fundamental commitment is to give people living in poverty an opportunity to move up and out. Enterprise believes that these opportunities are best provided in communities with a diverse mix of affordable and market housing options, access to jobs and social supports, and a strong commitment to the environment and civic participation. Enterprise provides asset management services, development and consulting work, capital, grants, loan funds, training events, a wide array of informational resources, and policy solutions to support affordable housing and community development.

Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. is a for-profit subsidiary of Enterprise Community Partners that provides real estate investment services for affordable housing and community development. Enterprise Community Investment provides partners with an array of financing tools: pre-development lending, permanent financing, grants, tax credit equity, as well as development expertise in affordable housing, mixed-use development, office and commercial real estate projects, and preservation projects. Enterprise Community Investment is the industry leader in green affordable housing, and invests in communities at a rate of $1 billion a year.

Green Communities
Green Communities is an initiative of Enterprise Community Partners. It is the first national green building program developed for affordable housing. It focuses on the use of environmentally sustainable materials, reduction of negative environmental impacts and increased energy efficiency. It emphasizes designs and materials that safeguard the health of residents and locations that provide easy access to services and public transportation. Green Communities is designed to help developers, investors, builders and residents make the transition to a greener future for affordable housing. Green Communities offers grants, loans, tax-credit equity, training and technical assistance to give developers and builders the resources they need to bring green projects to life.

Housing Assistance Council
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The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has been helping local organizations build affordable homes in rural America since 1971. HAC emphasizes local solutions, empowerment of the poor, reduced dependence, and self-help strategies. HAC assists in the development of both single- and multi-family homes and promotes homeownership for working low-income rural families through a self-help, "sweat equity" construction method. HAC maintains a special focus on high-need groups and regions: Indian country, the Mississippi Delta, farmworkers, the Southwest border colonias, and Appalachia. HAC offers technical services, loan funds, housing program assistance, training, research, and information services to public, nonprofit, and private organizations throughout the rural United States.

Institute for Community Economics
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Under aegis of National Housing Trust, the Institute for Community Economics (ICE) is a federally certified Community Development Financial Institution that makes loans for permanently affordable housing across the United States. ICE is the originator of the community land trust (CLT), a housing model that develops equity for homeowners while preserving public subsidy and affordability in perpetuity. ICE’s revolving loan fund provides financing to community land trusts, limited equity cooperatives, and community-based nonprofit organizations creating housing that is permanently affordable to people with lower incomes.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
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The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with: (1) loans, grants and equity investments, (2) local, statewide and national policy support, and (3) technical and management assistance. LISC is a national organization with a community focus. Program staff are based in every city and many of the rural areas where LISC-supported community development takes shape.

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
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The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is a professional membership organization comprised of housing and community development agencies and officials throughout the United States who administer a variety of affordable housing and community development programs at the local level. NAHRO's mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those who are low or moderate income. NAHRO enhances the professional development and effectiveness of its members through its comprehensive professional development curriculum, conferences, and publications.

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
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The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) represents, supports, and serves nonprofit community development and asset building organizations in the nation’s Latino communities. They include affordable housing developers, microlenders, economic development corporations and consumer counseling agencies. NALCAB members implement responsible, market-based strategies for creating jobs, develop neighborhood assets, and build family wealth. NALCAB’s mission is to build financial and real estate assets as well as human and technology resources in Latino families, communities and organizations. NALCAB provides technical assistance and training, provides targeted grant making support, highlights innovations in the field, develops the next generation of Latino leadership, convenes national and regional conferences, and advocates for policy changes nationally.

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is the national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the housing, community and economic development needs of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, refugees and immigrants nationwide. National CAPACD is a membership-based network of more than 100 organizations and individuals in 17 states that serve CAPACD’s members who use innovative affordable housing, community development, organizing and planning strategies to improve the well-being of low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. They promote peer-to-peer learning, link organizations and resource and pool together the talent and leaderships of its members. National CAPACD has also developed strategic partnerships with intermediaries, financial institutions, policymakers, immigrant workers rights and other social change movements.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities. NCRC has grown to an association of community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services and create and sustain affordable housing, job development, and vibrant communities for America's working families. NCRC pursues its work through a variety of partnerships and programs that offer counseling on housing issues, training and technical assistance, financial advisory services, research, and policy advocacy at the national level.

National Housing Conference
The National Housing Conference (NHC) is  a nonprofit bipartisan citizens organization working toward the provision of decent housing and a suitable living environment for every American. NHC carries out its mission by fostering public awareness of the nation’s housing needs and by advocating national housing policies designed to make decent housing available, affordable and accessible to all citizens. As an advocate, NCH priorities are based on a legislative policy statement that includes positions on federally assisted housing, Community Development Block Grants, economic development, fair housing and rural housing. NHC has also established the Center for Housing Policy as an independent public policy organization to encourage research on the important, multifaceted role of housing in the economic and social fabric of the U.S.

National Housing Institute
The National Housing Institute (NHI) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering decent, affordable housing and a vibrant community for everyone. Through its magazine, Shelterforce, its website, its research, and its advocacy, NHI focuses attention and encourages action on progressive, high-impact housing and community-development policies and practices through the lens of such subjects as social and economic equity, racism, poverty, health, the environment, education, and sustainability.  NHI has conducted original research on such topics as shared-equity homeownership, managing neighborhood change, saving subsidized housing, homelessness prevention, and creating jobs as a component of affordable-housing construction. Operating at the intersection of theory, practice, and policy, NHI examines how these and other factors affect people as they try to build safe, viable neighborhoods.

National Housing Law Project
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The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is a law and advocacy center established in 1968. NHLP is dedicated to advancing housing justice for the poor by using the power of the law to increase and preserve the supply of decent affordable housing, to improve existing housing conditions, including physical conditions and management practices, to expand and enforce low-income tenants' and homeowners' rights, and to increase opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities. NHLP provides assistance on public and private housing and community development matters to legal services attorneys and housing specialists throughout the country. Areas of legal expertise include community development, displacement and relocation, homelessness, housing development and preservation, HUD-subsidized rental housing, landlord-tenant relations, rural housing, single family housing, and state housing finance agencies.

The National Housing Trust
The National Housing Trust (NHT) is a national nonprofit engaged in housing preservation through public policy advocacy, real estate development, and lending. NHT advances federal, state, and local policies that create equitable and sustainable communities by safeguarding our nation's affordable homes; partners with investors to raise the capital necessary to buy and renovate affordable apartments that are deteriorating or at risk of being converted to market rate; and provides early money to developers to help them purchase and renovate affordable apartments.

National Low Income Housing Coalition
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Since 1975, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has educated, advocated, and organized for decent affordable housing and for freedom of housing choice for all low income people. A membership organization representing housing advocates, organizers, tenants and professionals in the housing field, NLIHC works with Congress and the Executive Branch to obtain adequate Federal support for low income housing and related programs. Areas of concern to NLIHC include rent increases for low income tenants in federally assisted housing, tax incentives for low income housing investment and tenant displacement.

National Multi Housing Council
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The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) is an advocate and strategic consultant for the apartment industry. NMHC members are engaged in all aspects of the rental housing business, including apartment ownership, management, development, brokerage and finance.  NMHC focuses on four key areas: federal advocacy, strategic information, industry research and public affairs. NMHC has leveraged its contacts in Washington, DC with a fact-based approach to lobbying to actively shape the legislation and regulations that affect the apartment industry.   

National Rural Housing Coalition
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The National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) is a national membership organization that advocates improved housing for low income rural families and works to increase public awareness of rural housing problems. NRHC promotes and defends the principle that rural people have the right, regardless of income, to a decent place to live or an affordable home, clean drinking water, and basic community services. Its membership includes public officials, state coalitions, nonprofit organizations and consumers. NRHC works with a network of state coalitions and nonprofit organizations to promote Federal housing policy that benefits both rural housing and community development programs.

Neighborhood Housing Services of America
tel (510) 832- 5542 - fax (510) 444-3063
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An intermediary institution serving NeighborWorks America’s network affiliates, Neighborhood Housing Services of America (NHSA) works with social investors to create a secondary market for real estate development loans. Through strategic work with institutional investors, NHSA helps them tailor their social investment commitments in ways that will meet urgent local needs. NHSA gives community development organizations access to affordable loan products and services to assist residents in the improvement of their homes and whole neighborhoods.

NeighborWorks America
NeighborWorks America is a national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide support for community-based revitalization efforts. Together, with national and local partners, NeighborWorks creates new opportunities for residents while improving communities. It provides assistance through a variety of different programs that involve research, technical assistance, education, counseling, real estate investment support, financial health assessments, training, and evaluation activities. Some related capital corporations include:

Rural Housing Services of the Housing Assistance Council
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Through its subsidiary, Rural Housing Services, HAC helps create low-income housing tax credit rental projects throughout the US. Specifically, RHS has helped create and now co-owns 20 low-income housing tax credit rental projects with almost 800 units in eight states.

U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for the nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC leads a diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Through its regional chapters, USGBC provides green building resources, education, and networking opportunities in their communities. USGBC also supports green building through its LEED green building certification and rating system and Greenbuild, an international conference and expo focused on green building.

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