Community Dividend

Community Affairs Officer's note - Summer 1997

Community Affairs Officer's note - Summer 1997

JoAnne Lewellen | Community Affairs Officer

Published July 1, 1997  | July 1997 issue

This issue of Community Dividendaddresses a key challenge for those involved in community development: finding enough money to assist the small business owners and housing developers who create the jobs and affordable housing that make your community a more desirable place to live.

We profile two organizations in this issue: the Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) and the Anoka County Economic Development Partnership (ACEDP). Both organizations have developed innovative strategies to finance local economic and community development. Although CRF and ACEDP serve very different functions, each is notable for its ability to tap and create new funding sources for community development lending.

We hope this issue of Community Dividendoffers you some ideas on how to think and act creatively to stretch your community development resources.