Resources and Links

Organizations Working in North Carolina

  • The Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina is a statewide advocacy organization that works on the issues of community reinvestment and fair lending. www.cra-nc.org
  • MDC is a research, training and policy development organization. www.mdcinc.org
  • The North Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations is the trade association for community development corporations ("CDC"s) in North Carolina. www.ncacdc.org
  • The North Carolina Community Development Initiative is a statewide intermediary that provides financial and technical assistance to high-performing CDCs. www.ncinitiative.org
  • The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency provides a wide array of financing programs to affordable housing developers. www.nchfa.com
  • The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development provides financial and technical assistance, as well as other services, to support the expansion of minority-owned businesses. www.ncimed.com
  • The North Carolina Low-Income Housing Coalition is a statewide organization that advocates for the expansion of resources for affordable housing, conducts research and policy development and supports the development and activities of local affordable housing groups. www.nclihc.org
  • The North Carolina Minority Support Center is a statewide intermediary that provides financial and technical assistance to minority-owned credit unions. www.ncmsc.org
  • The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center is a statewide nonprofit that works to promote traditional and community economic development in rural areas. www.ncruralcenter.org
  • Self-Help is a statewide community development financial institution and its affiliated nonprofit entities. www.self-help.org

Regional and National Organizations

  • The Center for Community Change is an intermediary that provides technical assistance to local community development organizations and also conducts research and policy advocacy. www.communitychange.org
  • The Community Development Venture Capital Association is the national trade association for community development venture capital funds. www.cdvca.org
  • The Corporation for Enterprise Development is a research and policy development organization that concentrates on strategies for building individual and community wealth. www.cfed.org
  • The Enterprise Foundation conducts an array of activities that support local CED activities. www.enterprisefoundation.org
  • The Local Initiatives Support Corporation provides debt and equity foundation, as well as technical assistance to local CED organizations. www.liscnet.org
  • The National Congress for Community Economic Development is the national trade association for CDCs and other CED organizations. www.ncced.org
  • The National Community Reinvestment Association is the national trade association for community reinvestment advocates. It also conducts research and federal policy advocacy. www.ncrc.org
  • The National Economic Development and Law Center is the national backup center for legal services programs working in the area of CED. www.nedlc.org
  • The National Low-Income Housing Coalition is a national non-profit focused on research and policy advocacy on issues related to affordable housing. www.nlihc.org
  • The Southern Rural Development Initiative is a regional non-profit that provides financial and technical assistance to CED organizations working in the southeast. www.srdi.org

Selected Federal Government Sites

  • The CDFI Fund is a branch of the Department of Treasury and, among other things, it administers the New Markets Tax Credit Program. www.cdfifund.gov
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is the federal agency that administers many of the nation's community development programs. www.hud.gov
  • The Internal Revenue Service has a key role with respect to tax-exempt organizations and several important tax credit programs. www.irs.gov
  • Rural Development is located within the U.S. Department of Agriculture and it coordinates many of the nation's rural economic and housing development programs. www.rurdev.usda.gov