Community Development Digest


Community Development Digest
Community Development Digest
Type Newsletter
Format Online journal
Owner CD Publications
Publisher Mike Gerecht
Editor Tom Harman
Founded 1965
Headquarters 8204 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States
Official website HousingandDevelopment.com

Community Development Digest, a news service (or newsletter) published by Silver Spring, MD-based CD Publications, is one of the oldest professional community development periodicals still being produced.

Also known as CD Digest or CDD, "the national newsletter on community and economic development" reports on the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) [1] and covers congressional legislation, agency regulations, court decisions and funding.

Contents

History

The first newsletter published by CD Publications was Housing Affairs Letter in 1961. Community Development Digest followed in 1965.

CDD 's coverage of community development projects has included transit, as in February 1999 reports on federal light-rail systems to be funded under the 1998 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. [2] There's also a consistent emphasis on restoration efforts, of both historical and utilitarian structures. [3]

In early 2008, CDD invested news space on lobbying efforts of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) for legislation to prevent home foreclosures, [4][5] as well as attacks on the Bush Administration's proposed FY09 budget cuts to CDBG. [6]

Over the years, CDD has been sourced, referenced or mentioned in numerous books and reports. These include From Nation to States: The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program (1986), [7] Understanding Local Economic Development (1999), [8] Urban Planning in a Multicultural Society (2000) [9] and Asset Building and Community Development (2001). [10]

CDD finds its way into local government meetings, either as a reference source or just through the endorsement of a meeting attendee. Among those who have posted their meeting minutes, with mention of CDD, online are the Allegany County (NY) Planning Board (September 15, 2004) [11] and the Warren County (NY) Board Of Supervisors (October 13, 2006). [12]

Current Coverage

CDD posts updates on such issues as community planning, infrastructure financing, enterprise zones, downtown and rural development, housing rehabilitation and preservation, and neighborhood revitalization. It also provides a "roundup" of state and local development efforts in urban and rural communities.

Expansion

In 2007, CDD was changed to a web-based format and, along with CD Publications' other housing news services, was moved onto the web portal HousingandDevelopment.com.

See also

References

  1. ^ "CDBGs Are Again Available to Help Colonias Residents." Community Development Digest (1996-08-06). CD Publications. Selected Bibliography, The Border Colonias Region: Challenges and Innovative Approaches to Effective Community Development. (c) Housing Assistance Council, 1998.
  2. ^ "Light-rail systems: Commutation mode of the new century?." Area Development Site and Facility Planning (1999-02-01). Copyright S/H Publications Incorporated, Feb 1999. Provided by ProQuest LLC.
  3. ^ “Orange, NJ, Group Wins $2.4 Million To Fix Up, Sell ‘Pivotal Eyesores, (excerpt).” Community Development Digest (2003-07-01). CD Publications. Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc. Copyright © 2007 Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc.
  4. ^ "NACEDA Backs Plan for $10 billion in CDBG Funds to Fight Foreclosures." Community Development Digest (2008-02-08). CD Publications. From "NACEDA in the News."
  5. ^ "CD Groups Lead Fight for Foreclosure Prevention Bills." Community Development Digest (2008-01-06). CD Publications. From "NACEDA in the News."
  6. ^ "Housing, CD Groups Attack HUD 2009 Budget." Community Development Digest (2008-02-08). CD Publications. From "NACEDA in the News."
  7. ^ Jennings, Edward T.; Dale Krane; Alex N. Pattakos. From Nation to States: The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program. Published by SUNY Press, 1986. Page 34.
  8. ^ Malizia, Emil E.; Edward J. Feser. Understanding Local Economic Development. Center for Urban Policy Research, 1999.
  9. ^ Burayidi, Michael A. Urban Planning in a Multicultural Society. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.
  10. ^ Green, Gary Paul; Anna Haines. "The Role of Assets in Community-Based Development," Asset Building and Community Development. SAGE Publications, August 2001.
  11. ^ Allegany County Planning Board Minutes: September 15, 2004. Belmont, NY.
  12. ^ Warren County (NY) Board Of Supervisors, Regular Meeting: Friday, October 13, 2006.

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