This workshop is for CDC and NAC staff and other community leaders who provide guidance to residents about gaining legal access to vacant and abandoned publicly- and privately-owned tax delinquent land. This is a changing landscape in Philadelphia and we want to keep you up-to-date so that you can effectively share this information with your constituents. Topics include: opportunities for individuals (for gardens, farms, and open space projects), nonprofits and commercial enterprises; Land Bank updates, mechanisms for gaining legal access to privately-owned tax delinquent properties; addressing tax and municipal liens, zoning compliance, soil safety, water access and stormwater billing.
Leading this session will be Amy Laura Cahn and Kirtrina Baxter of the Public Interest Law Center together with PACDC’s Director of Policy, Beth McConnell.
Have you noticed a lack of banking opportunities in your community? Have you experienced branch closures? Are some lenders serving your community well while others are neglecting it? What can you do about this?
Join us for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition's (NCRC) CRA 101 workshop and learn how the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) can be used to increase reinvestment in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Find out how banks are rated on CRA exams and how your comments can influence a bank’s CRA rating, lending and investments. Learn how to use data to measure bank performance and how organizations like yours can comment effectively to federal regulators to help your community during these times of tight budgets.
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.www.ncrc.org.
Co-sponsored by NCRC members: PACDC, Clarifi, The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, and South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S.
Join community development practitioners, government officials, funders and activists at PACDC’s annual symposium exploring equitable development in Philadelphia. The 2016 keynote speaker Gordon Chin will share his insights on new directions for community developers in leading the charge to advance equitable communities by going back to the sector's roots of organizing, engagement and leadership development (find out more about Gordon Chin here). Includes breakout sessions, breakfast, and a networking lunch.