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Mission & Vision
TACDC improves the lives of low and moderate income Texans by strengthening the capacity of community development organizations as well as generating resources and relationships that enhance and sustain the community development industry in Texas.
TACDC provides a broad range of programs and services to help our members do their work more effectively. These include services, research and advocacy, as well as events that provide training and allow networking opportunities.
The Texas Association of Community Development Corporations (TACDC) is a non-profit statewide membership association of CDC's and related non-profit, government and for-profit entities.
What Is A CDC?
Community Development Corporations (CDCs) are sometimes known as Neighborhood Development Corporations, Community Based Organizations, or Community Housing Development Organizations. CDCs vary in size, organizational structure, and in primary mission. However, most CDCs have a few distinguishing characteristics.
A community development corporation (CDC) is a community organization, which is community based and whose mission is to serve low-income families and neighborhoods. Its board of directors is representative of the communities it serves, with community residents and stakeholders serving as board members.
TACDC is a trade association, created through the cooperative efforts of its members. A number of years ago, CDCs saw the need to band together to more effectively push for the interests of the communities they serve. They also sought to create a source of training, research, and services for practitioners in the community development field.
TACDC has over 130 members spanning the state and reflecting Texas' diversity and geography. Our membership is engaged in producing affordable housing and community economic development. TACDC promotes a supportive environment at the local, state and federal levels on behalf of those that create and preserve homes, jobs, small businesses and other community assets.
A CDC develops real estate for housing and commercial properties which will help meet its community development mission, offers economic development services such as business loans to small businesses in low-income geographies, and/or operates other programs and services which help develop and improve the quality of life of the communities it serves. Much of CDC's strength and effectiveness comes from its community-based focus. Community-based CDCs can tailor projects and programs to its community's specific needs and situation. A CDC can help a community take a proactive role in its economic, political and social development. It is a vehicle through which the community can provide direct involvement and input into present and future community efforts.
Texas Community Development Directory
Compiled and managed by the Texas Association of Community Development Corporations
The Texas Community Development Directory
Free listing for TACDC members
$50 for non members
The Texas Directory of Community Development is the only comprehensive source of information on non-profit organizations, for-profit enterprises, and governmental entities working in the field of Community Development. The Directory is the place to look for practitioners and partners, whether in the field of affordable housing, finance, small business development, tax credits, bonds, commercial revitalization, consumer education, foreclosure prevention, or any related Community Development activity. The Directory is a service of the Texas Association of Community Development Corporations and its members.
This interactive Directory allows listed entities to be sorted by name, location, activity, or a number of other ways, making it quick and easy to find the group, business, or specialization you’re looking for.
The Directory contains a basic listing for every business or entity that has been identified as engaging in Community Development activities. If your organization is not found in the basic listing, please click the “Get Listed” button above to have your basic information listed (name and location). If you desire an enhanced listing (free to TACDC members) you will receive a comprehensive listing with the names, photos and contact information of your key staff, a full description of the mission/activities of your entity, your service area, and any other information you wish to be a part of the directory, such as planned projects and partnership opportunities.
TACDC non-members can receive an enhanced listing for only a $50 annual fee.