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NAHRO Celebrates National Community Development Week

Celebrating the Impact of the CDBG and HOME Programs

NAHRO joins the National Community Development Association in recognizing April 11-15, 2022, as National Community Development Week. 

National Community Development Week celebrates the impact of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program in communities across the country. 

This is a critical time for appropriations; work on the upcoming FY 2023 HUD funding bill is just beginning and . National Community Development Week provides the perfect opportunity to highlight the impact of HOME and CDBG with decision-makers in Washington.  

NAHRO, in partnership with the the CDBG Coalition and the HOME Coalition, is recommending Congress invest $4.2 billion in CDBG  and $2.5 billion for HOME in FY 2023. Your participation in National Community Development Week helps tremendously to support those efforts. 

National Community Development Week was created in 1986 to bring national attention to the CDBG Program through grassroots support at a time when the program was facing scrutiny by 
Congress. Grassroots support means activities by state and local CDBG grantees to recognize the program, showcase projects, and share program impact data with Congress.

It provides the opportunity for communities to promote, educate, and advocate on behalf of the program. It is intentionally held during the Congressional appropriations season to allow for a concerted  grassroots effort to promote the program. It is important for all communities that receive CDBG funds to participate in National Community Development Week to amplify the grassroots voice. 

NAHRO urges you to participate in the National Community Development Week social media messaging campaign by posting and sharing daily social media messages. We also suggest local and state governments to issue proclamations of support during National Community Development Week to recognize the CDBG and HOME programs. Sample social media posts, proclamations and other activity ideas are available in the National Community Development Week Tool Kit