Publications

"PACDC Magazine: Make No Little Plans: Ending Philly's Housing Crisis;" April 2016  View PDF

PACDC's 2016 Magazine's expounds upon the need for a plan that addresses the full range of housing needs in Philadelphia, as well as highlighting PACDC and member accomplishments from the previous year, including Blue Ribbon award winners, Rising Stars, Community Development Champions, Lifetime Achievement award winenrs, and Community Leaders.

 
 

"PACDC Magazine: Race and Community Development;" April 2015  View PDF

PACDC's 2015 Magazine's charts a vision for equitable development in Philadelphia, as well as highlighting PACDC and member accomplishments from the previous year, including Blue Ribbon award winners, Rising Stars, and Community Development Champions, and Community Leaders.

 

"Beyond Gentrification, Toward Equitable Development: An Equitable Development Policy Platform ;" February 2015  View PDF

 

"PACDC Magazine: Beyond Gentrification, Towards Equitable Development;" April 2014  View PDF

PACDC's 2014 Magazine's charts a vision for equitable development in Philadelphia, as well as highlighting PACDC and member accomplishments from the previous year, including Blue Ribbon award winners, Rising Stars, and Community Development Champions, and Community Leaders.

 

PACDCMag09 “PACDC Magazine;" Spring 2013 View PDF

PACDC Magazine highlights best practices of CDCs with stories on the winners and finalists in our annual awards competition as well updates on PACDC’s work and related articles on key issues facing the housing and community development field.

 

PACDCMag09 Expanding Housing Opportunities & Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund; Spring 2013 View PDF

This annual report documents the programs and impact of the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 (PACDC assists with the development of this City publication).

 

PACDCMag09 Collective Strength: The $3.3 Billion Impact of Philadelphia Community Development Corporations; Fall 2012  View PDF

This report documents the significant Return on Investment of the local CDC Industry from public and private sector investments over the past 20 years: $3.3 billion in economic impact for the City and $5.1 billion economic impact for the State.

 

PACDCMag09 “PACDC Magazine"; Spring 2012 View PDF

PACDC Magazine is published in conjunction with PACDC's Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Community Development and features the 2012 recipients.

PACDCMag09 “PACDC Magazine"; Spring 2011 View PDF

PACDC Magazine is published in conjunction with PACDC's Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Community Development and features the 2011 recipients.

PACDCMag09 “PACDC Magazine"; Spring 2010 View PDF

PACDC Magazine is published in conjunction with PACDC's Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Community Development and features the 2010 recipients.

 

PACDCMag09 “PACDC Magazine"; Spring 2009 View PDF

PACDC Magazine is published in conjunction with PACDC's Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Community Development and features the 2009 recipients.

 

CDCTaxCredit_2008 “Expanding Economic Opportunities and Revitalizing Neighborhoods: A Report on the Philadelphia CDC Tax Credit Program"; October 2008 View PDF

This report highlights neighborhood economic development accomplishments supported by the City's CDC Tax Credit Program and lays out a series of recommendations for making it an even more effective tool in increasing the economic vitality and livability of our neighborhoods.

 

HTF_Cover “Expanding Housing Opportunities and Revitalizing Neighborhoods: A Report from the Community on the First Two Years of the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund"; October 2007 View PDF

This report highlights the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund’s impressive accomplishments during its first two years, and showcases the first housing developments being completed with support from this innovative funding vehicle. View more recent reports here.

 

Whitepaper “A Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund: Ensuring a Future of Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization”; October 2003 View PDF

This white paper outlines the initial proposal for the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund to create affordable housing to meet the needs of low and moderate income families, provide housing investment to revitalize distressed neighborhoods, and to leverage additional outside resources. The Trust Fund received local and state approval in June and July 2005.

 

TaxCredit “Neighborhood Economies, Neighborhood Partnerships: Economic Development in Year One of the CDC Tax Credit Program”; October 2003 View PDF View Flash This publication summarizes the economic development achievements of CDCs participating in Philadelphia's CDC Tax Credit Program in its first year of implementation. The study shows how funding is used to support core operations of CDCs and leverage funds for specific projects. The report also recommends making the Tax Credit Program permanent and expanding it to 25 neighborhoods in Philadelphia, which it was.

 

InvestIn “Invest in Neighborhoods: An Agenda for Livable Philadelphia Communities”; May 2003 View PDF

This policy agenda outlines a four-year plan to advance neighborhood revitalization in Philadelphia. Invest in Neighborhoods uses the successful work of Philadelphia’s CDCs to enhance the City’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, and provides recommendations to the City of Philadelphia to Invest in Vacant Land, Housing, Livable Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Economies.

 

“How to Start a CDC in Philadelphia” 1996 $25   View Executive Summary

A manual outlining issues to consider when starting a CDC, including numerous forms and applications, and samples of organizational plans.

 

“Acquisition A to Z: A Manual for CDCs About How to Acquire Real Estate in Philadelphia” 1995 $25

The manual details the processes and procedures that CDCs must navigate to acquire real estate in the city, including how CDCs should plan for acquiring land, identify land for acquisition, how to tailor an agreement of sale, and the best method to acquire land relative to the ownership status and condition of the property.


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