The Glass-Half-Full Way to Prep for the State and Local ‘Silver Tsunami’
By Michael Grass / Route Fifty

Promoting City Jobs
Getting young people to consider city careers is not just a nice thing to do. It’s essential!
Source: NLC

HUD Joins Justice Department in Nationwide Initiative to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing
Source: HUD

Opioid Use Disorder: City Actions and Opportunities to Address the Epidemic
Source: National League of Cities

How ‘Service Design’ Is Changing the Way Cities Work
By J Brian Charles /

41 States See Their Low-Income Residents Living in the Most Flood-Prone Areas
By Dave Nyczepir / RouteFifty

Rescuing the Rescuers
Programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns  By Jason Axelrod / American City and County


EPA FY17 Environmental Justice Progress Report Shows Tangible Results for Vulnerable Communities
By The Pew Charitable Trusts

5 U.S. Cities Named Finalists for Engaged Cities Award
These localities have done “significant work with citizens to tackle a public problem, clear evidence of impact, and potential to apply the strategy to other problems and geographies.” By Michael Grass, Executive Editor / Route Fifty

Nearly a Third of the Contiguous U.S. Faces Drought Conditions
By The Pew Charitable Trusts

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

Tens of Thousands of Fish Travel by Truck Between Great Lakes States
Source: Route Fifty

Big Problems Big Ideas Winner Announced
Source: CSR Wire


Florida Community Development Association Mission
To hold training meetings, workshops and other meetings, to share “best practices” and information with community and economic development practitioners working with low and moderate-income households and areas, about the prevailing regulatory and programmatic issues of the day at locations around the state in order to be more accessible. These activities will promote
(1) acquisition and expansion of affordable housing (2) stabilizing distressed neighborhoods communities (3) increasing effectiveness and efficiency of housing programs (4) increasing the number of persons served (5) home ownership (6) sustaining affordable housing (7) affirmatively furthering Fair Housing, and (8) ensuring against loss of CDBG, HOME, SHIP, and similar funds through reporting errors.
Learn More About FCDA
FCDA Annual Training Meeting
Tampa, FL April 24-27, 2018

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