FYI - January 21, 2020



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CNHED News & Upcoming Events
CNHED Welcomes New Director of
Advocacy & Communications 

Halley joined CNHED in January 2020, where she will facilitate CNHED’s advocacy and communications strategies, and promote the work of the organization, its members, and the broader community development field in the District. In her role, she will collaborate with local groups and residents to promote and develop equitable communities across DC.

Prior to joining CNHED, Halley worked at the National Housing Trust (NHT) as the Communications and Fundraising Manager. Read more about Halley here.

Also, shoot her an email saying "Hi!" -- she would love to connect with you!
Help Us Shape the Next Iteration of CNHED's 2020 Strategic Plan
On Thursday, January 23 at Noon to 2:00 PM, you are invited to help us shape the next iteration of CNHED's 2020 Strategic Plan. 

As we begin the new year, CNHED remains committed to achieving our collective mission to foster just and equitable community development solutions that address the needs and aspirations the neediest District residents, and we need your participation to achieve our collective goals and so much more! 
CNHED 2019 Annual Report          
CNHED recently released its 2019 Annual Report – have you read it? Learn more about the successes we achieved last year as we consider our future together in 2020.

Read about project updates and accomplishments on the Housing Committee, Economic Development Committee, various working groups, special initiatives, and more! 
Creative Placemaking with CNHED
The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED) is accepting proposals from
artist/s or artist organizations to engage stakeholders and residents in the development, design and build-out, and programming of community-driven creative placemaking projects at three public sites in these neighborhoods. This work is part of a broader initiative engaging stakeholders and residents in developing a Comprehensive Community Development Model in Deanwood, Lincoln Heights, Richardson Dwellings, and Capitol View neighborhoods. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 14, 2020. Download the flyer and read the full RFP
CNHED Committees & Working Groups
Housing Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, January 22 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm Add to Calendar

Workforce Development Working Group
Wednesday, February 5 at 10:00 - 11:30 am Add to Calendar

Ownership Working Group
Thursday, February 6 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm Add to Calendar

Small Business Support Working Group
Wednesday, February 12 at 10:00 - 11:30 am Add to Calendar
Council Sessions & Government Activities
Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings Schedules Are Available
As of January 14, 2020, the Council updated and shared the 2019-2020 Performance Oversight & FY 2021 Budget Schedules. NOTE: days & times are subject to change by the DC Council. Click here for the most updated schedule, and see below the following upcoming hearings you should be aware of: 
2020 Budget Engagement Forums
Mayor Bowser will host her annual Budget Engagement Forums coming up in February. At this year's forums, they will focus on how DC can work together as a community to build the types of housing our families and residents need in neighborhoods across the District. Learn more about the Forums, including the Senior Telephone Town Hall, and RSVP HERE
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.
Discuss Labor & Workforce Development with Elissa Silverman 
At-large Councilmember Elissa Silverman is hosting an open house around labor and workforce development issues on Friday, January 31 at 9:30 - 11:00 am. Location is at the Labor Committee office at the Wilson Building (Room 115, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). Light continental breakfast & coffee will be served. All neighbors, advocates, workers, and business are encouraged to come by. Share YOUR priorities for 2020 and feedback on ways her office can better partner with you throughout this year.   
Your Opinions Matter
CRA Comment Period Opened Jan. 11th 
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
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
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.
Using Opportunity Zones to Advance Community Priorities
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:30 - 2:30 pm. During this webinar, the Urban Institute will demonstrate how the Urban Institute’s new Opportunity Zone Community Impact Assessment Tool can help project sponsors, investors, policymakers, and community-based organizations assess whether projects in Opportunity Zones respond to community needs and priorities. We’ll also hear from leaders in Cleveland and Kansas City who are developing innovative strategies to spur investments in Opportunity Zones that advance community goals. RSVP for the webinar!
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
Why Redevelopment Of The D.C. Housing Authority Headquarters Is A Big Deal WAMU 1/17/2020

Airbnb Has Made Housing More Expensive In Some Parts Of D.C., New Research Paper Finds WAMU 1/13/2020

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
  • 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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