Monday, June 2, 2014

Oldie But Goodie: Ford Foundation 1998 Report on Building CDC Capacity in Portland.

In doing some online research I ran across the subject 1998 94 page report HERE which provides some useful historical context, including a focus on activities of the nearly 25 year old Neighborhood Partnership Fund. 
When NPF was created in 1990, only two CDCs existed in Portland. Since then, seven CDCs have grown out of community initiatives cultivated by NPF with community organizing and training grants. Today, NPF supports a total of 16 nonprofit housing developers that have produced more than 3,500 units of affordable housing. These groups rely on resources from organizations NPF funds or that did not exist before NPF began its operations.We find that NPF has successfully created an industry of CDCs in Portland and established an effective CDC support system

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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