NACCED's 37th Annual Conference and Training takes place in Orange County, Florida, September 29 – October 3, 2012. Under the theme “Forging a New Vision – Reinvent, Revive and Restore,” the Conference will feature Concurrent Sessions on such topics as Foreclosure Prevention, Overcoming Obstacles to Redevelopment, E-Con Planning Suite, Restoring Urban and Suburban Neighborhoods, while General Sessions will focus on Economic and Housing Trends, New Models for Addressing Homelessness, Successful Strategies for Rental Housing and Creating Employment Opportunities for Persons with Special Needs.
Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) is pleased to participate in the conference as a Brass Sponsor. If you visit the event, please look for our informational brochures in your conference bag.
Orange County's Housing and Community Development Division, the conference host, has been a participant in the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development key grant programs for more than 30 years. They include the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, HOME Grant, rental assistance, homeless housing grants and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program focused on improving the lives and neighborhoods of its low-and moderate-income households. This makes it a perfect laboratory for urban county practitioners and others to learn about best practices.
About NACCED. The National Association of County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) was created as an affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACO) in 1978. Its purpose is to develop the technical capacity of county government practitioners to professionally administer federally-funded affordable housing, community development, and economic development programs that benefit their low- and moderate-income households.
Today, NACCED serves nearly 120 member counties, most of which are entitlement urban counties under the federal Community Development Block Grant program. NACCED also serves smaller counties and Associate members who are cities, consultants, non-profit organizations, and technology providers. NACCED is a persistent and persuasive voice in Washington on budgetary, programmatic, and regulatory issues pertaining to community development, economic development, and affordable housing.