Florida Community Development Association is a haven for practitioners. Membership includes local government community and/or economic development professionals, housing authorities, non-profits, for-profits, and private businesses involved in building communities.
MEMBERSHIP in the Florida Community Development Association provides a wealth of advantages:
Practical Training - FCDA prides itself on taking the information and concerns expressed by its members as the basis for establishing training its activities.
Reasonable Size – This State Association is not so large that it loses sight of each individual member’s concerns.
Best Practices – The most innovative community development and economic development programs from around the nation.
Monthly Newsletter – All the best practical news about programs and activities.
Events – Training and other opportunities happening in Florida and around the nation. ·Free Advertising - in the monthly newsletter.
Promotion of Excellence - in the administration and implementation of community and economic development programs. ·Discounted Training and Conference Rates - on any of the FCDA and partner organization’ training meetings and conferences.
Practical Networking Opportunities Among CD and ED Professionals - opportunity to network and get help from Association members, the database of Practitioners, and to pose topics or questions for feedback, direction for further research by the Association, and/or to form the basis future training sessions.
Peer-To-Peer Counseling – Have your questions provided to members via the website and database, and/or included in the newsletter and receive practical feedback.
Linkages to Relevant State and National Organization – National Community Development Association, Florida Brownfield Association, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Florida Department of Community Affairs, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Florida League of Cities, National League of Cities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and others.
A responsive staff willing to take the time to answer your questions, keep you informed, and work on your issues.
Access to experts, federal policy makers, and other housing and community development practitioners from across the country.
Legislative and regulatory impact to secure continued funding for CDBG and HOME and ensure the programs work well for local governments.
E-mail alerts on federal budget and appropriation actions on CDBG and HOME.
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