Housing And Community Development

In March, 2019, HDC hosted a “Housing and Community Development” summit. The goal of the event and the surrounding work is to get at the tension of “scale and accountability.” We continuously talk about the tremendous need in our region, which is estimated at 156,000 affordable homes needed right now, while at the same time recognizing the risk of displacement and marginalization for communities where development is happening.

The affordable housing community wants to build intentionally and inclusively which means creating authentic partnerships, giving capacity to encourage community-driven projects, and work to navigate power dynamics to achieve equitable results.

We are working to center this conversation through our anti-displacement sub-group of our Policy Advisory Group and through networking events, building best practices, and more. Reach out to Leah to get involved.


Housing and Community Development Summit Report Out

“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if your have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together”-Lilla Watson

Resources:

City of Seattle Equitable Development Initiative
Communities of Opportunity

NACEDA “What is Community Development”

NACEDA Talking Values

“Has the term Community Development run its course?”

Asset-Based Community Development

Check out Shelterforce for great resources

Go here for HDC’s anti-displacement page.