FYI - January 13, 2020



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Dear Members,
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Coalition for Non Profit Housing and Economic Development.  While we know that the work of bringing the Coalition together and merging efforts between affordable housing and economic development preceded the actual founding of the organization, it is important to honor the formal merging of the efforts and organizations. Throughout the year, we will hear from founding members, highlighting milestone achievements and guiding views for the future. We will conduct and share interviews with historical stakeholders who contributed to the creation and growth of the Coalition, as well as those who currently lead and others who look to the future. We are fortunate to have some of the founders still with us and equally fortunate to have visionaries who guided us along the way to help us face the current challenges and ensure a future of relevancy and impact for what’s ahead. We will also have a major celebration in the fall which we hope all will attend and support.

Stay tuned and celebrate with us all year long!

My best,

Emily Price
CNHED Committees & Working Groups
Supportive Housing Working Group
Tuesday, January 21 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm Add to Calendar

Economic Development Committee *Conference Call*
Thursday, January 23 at 10:00 - 11:00 am Contact Evette Banfield for call credentials
Council Sessions & Government Activities
2020 Great Streets Grantee Announcement and Celebration 
Please join Mayor Bowser and DMPED to recognize and celebrate the 2020 Great Streets grantees! This celebration is a fantastic opportunity to network among other grantees and small businesses and hear from the Mayor. TODAY - Monday, January 13 at 11:30 AM at the Dudley Beauty College (2031 Rhode Island Ave. NE). RSVP here.
Public Oversight Hearing: Committee on Business & Economic Development 
Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00 am. Room 500
The Committee on Business & Economic Development will hold a Performance Oversight Hearing. The following agencies will testify: Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD); Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DIBS).
New Year, New Housing 
Join Mayor Bowser and DC housing leadership for a preview of 2020 efforts toward #36000by2025 housing goals. Please note new date & time on  Friday, January 17 at 10:00 AM. 
Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings -
Draft Schedules Available

Take a peek at the 2020 schedules for
Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings in beginning in January. (NOTE: days & times are subject to change by the DC Council. Click here for the most updated schedule. 
DRAFT of Performance Oversight Hearings Schedule
DRAFT Budget Hearing Schedule
Bowser Administration Extends Public Review Period for Comprehensive Plan 
Don't forget -- OP is still accepting feedback on the Comprehensive Plan from ANCs through February 14, 2020. Public review is critical for ensuring District residents get the updated plan that they deserve, and OP has adjusted its schedule to ensure sufficient time for review while also allowing adequate time for adoption of the Comp Plan by DC Council in 2020. In its current form, which was approved in 2006, the Comp Plan does not sufficiently address the District’s long-term needs around housing, equity, resilience, and public resources. Read more.
Looking To Start A Nonprofit? This DCRA Workshop Is For You
DCRA provides plenty of local resources that are available to help. In fact, DCRA spearheads a workshop series, All Things Nonprofit, as a resource for the community to learn about the ins and outs of starting a nonprofit. If you're interested in starting a nonprofit organization, register for the workshop on Thursday, January 16 at 10:00 am to Noon. 
Your Opinions Matter
CRA Comment Period Opened Jan.11th - 57 Days and Counting!
The Public Comment Period on proposed CRA rule changes opened on January 11th. Comments are due by March 9, 2020. The number of comments really matter! These rule changes will have billions of dollars of impact on the bank investments, loans, and services banks in low- and moderate-income communities.
Funding Alerts & Resources
Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge - Webinar Registrations Now Open
Enterprise Community Partners and Wells Fargo are pleased to announce the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge, a bold initiative designed to spark innovations that support housing affordability in the areas of construction, financing, and resident services and support. A collaboration presented by Enterprise Community Partners with generous financial support from Wells Fargo, the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge invites creative innovators to participate in a competitive application process with an opportunity to receive a grant and technical assistance to further scalable housing affordability solutions. Register for the Challenge Grant Overview on January 7th and the In-depth Application Review on January 16th
Small Building Program Guidelines and Application Package
The Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Small Building Program (Program) will provide financial assistance for limited systems replacement and other key repairs to eligible property owners of multi-family rental housing located in the District of Columbia (District). Repairs are expected to improve sub-standard housing conditions, including safety and environmental hazards in the District. The Maximum Grant Amount per application is $25,000 per rental dwelling unit and a maximum of $200,000 per project. Learn more about the Small Building Program Guidelines and Application Package 
Consumer Health Foundation's 2020 Request for Proposals Information Session
The Consumer Health Foundation is hosting an open Request for Proposals (RFP) on Tuesday, February 4 at 10:00 - 11:30 am. They will discuss the RFP and participants will have an opportunity to learn more about their participatory grantmaking approach.
Events, Workshops, & Conferences
RAMW Restaurant Training Courses  
The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is offering several required restaurant training courses and certifications beginning January 7 through the ServSafe® program. Alcohol Manager, Food Safety Manager, and Food Safety Manager (two-day Spanish course) are all open for registration. RAMW members receive a discount, but all are welcome to attend. Restaurant owners and managers can also schedule Food Safety & Alcohol Manager training onsite for 5+ employees at no additional cost. Already have your Food Safety Manager's license? Renew it in the new year through an online exam. RAMW also offers online courses and workshops for preventing sexual harassment and discrimination at your workplace. Visit their website for more information, and to register for a winter course.
Webinar: How to Put Racial and Class Equity First
According to “The Road to Zero Wealth,” a report by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Prosperity Now, by 2053 African-Americans will possess an average of $0 in wealth. Emboldened by this data, Rodney Foxworth, CEO of Common Future and presenter for this webinar,  led his organization in reimagining its mission – which had focused on growing local sustainable and regenerative economies – as one that centers social and class equity. The result is a rebrand to Common Future. Hear from Foxworth in this webinar on Wednesday, January 15 at 1:00 pm about the new Common Future and the rebranding and reorientation work that was necessary to give the organization a sharper focus on equity. 
Equity in Affordable Housing Forum
On Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 pm, join local leaders and advocates in housing, urban planning, and economic development to explore effective ideas to achieve greater equity in DC's affordable housing. RSVP at this link.
--- and on Friday, January 17 at 8:30 am, join UPO for the 36th annual MLK Jr. Memorial Breakfast, where they will honor UPO’s immediate past president & CEO, Mr. Dana Jones, in appreciation of his 15 years of dedicated leadership.
Five Years of UpSkill America: What’s Next?
The fifth anniversary of UpSkill America is coming up on January 21, 2020 bringing together leaders in business, researchers, policymakers, and upskilling program graduates to share learnings over the past five years, highlight innovative approaches to upskilling, discuss solutions to common challenges, and explore the future of the upskilling movement. The event will be held at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.
Skyland Workforce Center 5th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate five years of impact and success with the Skyland Workforce Center on Thursday, January 30 at 8:30 am (Skyland Workforce Center, 2509 Good Hope Road, SE). RSVP at this link
Measure What Matters: Realigning Measures of Economic Success
In a new book Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It, Heather Boushey, President and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, considers how inequality is restricting growth and imagines how a more equitable economy would function. On Thursday, January 30 at Noon - 1:30 pm, join the Economic Opportunities Program, Ascend, Financial Security Program, and Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation for a book talk with Heather and a panel discussion including other experts to explore these questions about defining and measuring economic success and how we can work more broadly to create growth with purpose.
Local Voices Informing Federal Action: A symposium on home affordability 
With the recent launch of Habitat for Humanity's national Cost of Home advocacy campaign and the urgent need to address home affordability on a national scale, they will convene diverse stakeholders for an important discussion on how local and state action can inform policy solutions at the federal level. The symposium will take place from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM on Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 am - 2:30 pm at the National Press Club; lunch provided.
What We're Reading
Redlining Would Be Relegalized by CRA Reform Proposal Shelfterforce 1/9/20

‘Prepare to Participate’: When Dr. King Urged for Community-Led Development in D.C. The Washington Informer 1/9/20

Why The Housing Crisis Is A Problem For Everyone — Even Wealthy Homeowners WAMU 1/9/20

The Bus to BWI Airport Is on the Chopping Block. Its Few Riders Consider It a Lifeline. Washington City Paper 1/9/20

These Organizations are Putting People Over Profits Next City 1/8/20

Go-Go Is On Its Way To Becoming The Official Music Of The District The DCist 1/8/20

Jack Evans' council resignation removes strong voice for local business. Here's what that means for D.C.  Washington Business Journal 1/8/20

D.C. Says Homeless Encampments Will Be Permanently Cleared From Under One NoMa Bridge WAMU 1/7/20

Mayor Walsh lays out 'unprecedented' $500M plan for affordable housing Boston Business Journal 1/7/20
  • Bank of America
  • BB&T
  • Capital One
  • Citi Community Development
  • DC Housing Authority
  • DC Housing Finance Agency
  • Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • HSBC, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Klein Hornig LLP
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • M&T Bank
  • Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • The Moriah Fund
  • Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
  • National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • PNC Bank
  • Somerset Development Company LLC
  • SunTrust Foundation
  • The William S. Abell Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
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