The North Carolina Community Development Initiative was established in 1993 as a trusted intermediary to strategically assemble and invest funds in community development organizations across the state. We have grown and adapted our programs and strategies as the community development needs of our state have changed; however, our commitment to laying the groundwork for community transformation has remained constant throughout our history.
In 2015, the Initiative and the NC Housing Coalition formed a strategic partnership to improve housing and economic opportunities for underserved and distressed communities in North Carolina. Like the Initiative, the Coalition has a long history as an intermediary and advocate working to increase investment in affordable housing at the state level.
Our focus on strategic investment, smart policy, and sector leadership includes supporting community revitalization driven by the needs of community members, helping communities rebuild after hurricanes and other disasters, investing in some of our state’s most promising affordable housing developers, and shaping state and local policy. Together, we create thriving communities with opportunity for all.