Member Publications

Tell me a Story: Community Developers as Storytellers

Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations June 2020

Short poems, narratives, and visual stories that honor and celebrate the power of imagination and storytelling as the magic that drives community development.


 Who Will Teach Our Children?

The Council of Community Housing Organizations August 2019

Report released in partnership with Bay Area Forward identifying the housing and affordability levels needed for Bay Area educators to live where they work. 


25 Years, 25 Stories of Impact 

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development 2019

Stories celebrating SCACED members' accomplishments over the last 25 years, accompanied by images, drawings and profiles.



Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations 2019

Graphically depicted data breakdown of Growing Opportunities, Assets, and Leaders among MACDC members in 2019.


Growing Pains: Analyzing Jurisdictional Fragmentation of Affordable Housing Policy in King County

Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County May 2019

Report exploring the jurisdictional fragmentation in King County, providing several key findings which help assess the landscape for advocates and policymakers developing a regional strategy.


Vital Signs: The Intersection of Health and Community Development

Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations April 2019

Essays, analysis, and research exploring the connection between community development and improving health outcomes in our communities.


How Development Works

Council of Community Housing Organizations February 2019

Infographic illustrating a step-by-step process serving to demystify development based on the San Francisco system. 


Art, Equity + Place

Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations April 2018

Content exploring how residents, community development practitioners, and artists are using creativity to help address complex neighborhood issues, including a Guidebook for Arts and Community Development. 


 A  Jobs-Housing Fit

Council of Community Housing Coalitions May 2017

Framework for understanding what the housing needs of a region actually are and evaluating how housing production is meeting those needs.


 The Filtering Fallacy

Council of Community Housing Organizations October 2016

Infographic breaking down the basics of filtering, the assumptions behind it, and the reasons it doesn’t work the way some say it does.


The Connection between Children's Health and Housing

Louisiana Housing Alliance January 2016

Report on low-income households with children with limited options who face a trade-off between quality, safety, and affordability.


The Impact of Short Term Rentals on Affordable Housing in Oakland

East Bay Housing Organization December 2015

Report on the impact of short term rental housing by using data from Airbnb, an online rental company, and analyzes the impact on the scarce supply of affordable rental housing. 


Not Even a Place in Line: Housing Choice Voucher Capacity and Waiting Lists

 Not Even a Place in Line: Housing Choice Voucher Capacity and Waiting Lists in Illinois

Housing Action Illinois December 2015

Report captures the availability in Illinois of a core federal affordable housing program --Housing Choice Vouchers -- to help address the dire need for affordable housing.


Linking Housing Development and Transportation Investment

Louisiana Housing Alliance Fall 2015

Report discusses transit-oriented development includes both residential and commercial development to maximize accessibility and overall affordability for households.


The State of Housing in Louisiana

Louisiana Housing Alliance August 2015

With this report, the LHA aims to illuminate both the challenges and opportunities facing the state, and assist policymakers in their effort to better align state resources with the specific housing needs of Louisiana citizens.


Creative Community Development in MassachusettsCreative Community Development in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations June 2015

Report seeks to understand the landscape of creative community building, from organizations like IBA that have years of experience at the intersection of culture and community development, to newcomers like Worcester Common Ground who are in the beginning stages of taking on this work and everyone in between.


BeyoBeyond Gentrification: Toward Equitable Neighborhoods

Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations February 2015

Report on equitable development strategy to capitalize on current growth in a way that is inclusive of all Philadelphians and all of their neighborhoods. 



 Stronger TogetherStronger Together: The $12 Billion Impact of Community Corporations in New Jersey

Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey 2014

Report on the economic impact analysis that found NJ’s nonprofit community development sector has been a $12 billion economic engine for NJ since 1989.


 Whose Future? "Smart Growth" in San Francisco

Council of Community Housing Organizations July 2013

Report exploring how the level of growth proposed by Plan Bay Area (2013) will impact existing communities, the local economy, and already stretched transportation and city infrastructure.


Collective StrengthCollective Strength: The $3.3 Billion Impact of Philadelphia Community Development Corporations 

Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations 2012

Report documents the significant Return on Investment of the local CDC Industry from public and private sector investments over the past 20 years.