National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations                      December 22, 2022


Announcing NACEDA’s Newest Board Members

During NACEDA’s 2022 Annual Membership Meeting, members voted on returning and new nominees for the NACEDA Board of Directors. The membership elected three new board members: Patience Malaba, Executive Director of the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County, Maybelyn Rodríguez, Executive Director of the South Florida Community Development Coalition, and Dafina Williams, Executive Vice President, External Affairs for the Opportunity Finance Network.

New NACEDA Board Members

The NACEDA membership also re-elected Rachel Diskin of the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, John Fitterer of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, Deveney Perry of BLDG Memphis (Build. Live. Develop. Grow.), and Don Phoenix, formerly of NeighborWorks America. The membership offered great appreciation for outgoing board members: Maya Chupkov, Rose Teng, and Jenny Connelly-Bowen. Thank you for your dedication to NACEDA and the community development field!   

NACEDA Releases the 2022 Family Snapshot Report

The 2022 NACEDA Family Snapshot explores organizational changes among our membership over the course of a year. This year’s report focuses on the important role that state and regional associations play as capacity builders for community development organizations around the country — and how the supply and demand for capacity building services have changed since the pandemic. The Snapshot also reveals emerging trends in funding, equity, and staffing for
capacity building. 

NACEDA members provided data and commentary that focuses the capacity building conversation on emerging trends impacting state and regional associations, as well as the thousands of local community development nonprofits who are their members. Thank you to all of the NACEDA members who completed the survey and contributed to the 2022 NACEDA Family Snapshot!  

Member News
MA Member Receives Nearly $1M to Address Racial Health Inequities

The Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) received a five-year grant from the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds (MA CHHA Funds) for their Housing Quality & Health Equity Initiative. They will use the funds to address health hazards posed by lead paint and poor indoor air quality through long-lasting, community-driven policy, systems, and environmental changes. Three local community development corporations also received MA CHHA awards for health equity initiatives. 

“The trust that the MA CHHA Funds has put in MACDC and our members is indicative of an understanding of the huge impact that people’s economic conditions have on their health outcomes,” says Elana Brochin, MACDC’s Program Director for Health Equity. “Community development has a key role in improving those economic conditions and thereby improving health equity. Through the partnership with MA CHHA Funds, MACDC and our members will have a significant positive impact on health outcomes in our communities throughout the state”. 

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