Policy Work

MCCD strives to advance policies and practices that support the work of our members and other community development organizations in the Twin Cities. We also coordinate communication between Twin Cities community developers, foster awareness and recognition of community development projects, and provide insight and analysis into the impact of community development initiatives.

Our members work primarily in the areas of economic development and affordable housing development. This includes developing and managing incubators designed to provide flexible, affordable space for new and growing businesses. Incubators provide substantial benefits to the broader community. MCCD members know that the economic energy generated by new arrivals and other non-traditional entrepreneurs can be a powerful force to promote community development. Our members are working in partnership with these non-traditional entrepreneurs to spur inner-city commercial revitalization throughout the members’ service areas.

In addition, our members are engaged in all phases of the affordable housing development process, from locating and acquiring appropriate sites, to assembling complex financial packaging to managing housing communities. MCCD members develop single family and multi-unit owner occupied housing as well as multi-family rental projects. Many of these organizations also provide services to families and individuals who are seeking affordable housing. These services include credit counseling and mortgage and home improvement financing.

Our members help us determine our legislative agenda for the year (link to legislative agenda). We also track both federal and state bills that might impact the work of our members (link to bill tracker) and share relevant research reports to provide our members with the latest research, data, and tools (link to research/reports).

If you work at a member organization and want to register for the “Rundown”, MCCD’s weekly communication about current events, funding opportunities, trainings, research and job postings, please register using this link.