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Mission & Vision
TACDC improves the quality of life 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.
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.
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.
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 a 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.
Respect – We treat all people with respect and courtesy
Courage – We exhibit honesty, loyalty, dedication and courage
Teamwork – We believe in teamwork as the best mode of operation
Quality – We produce work of the highest caliber
Balance – We believe that balancing work and personal life is critical
Ethics – We will hold ourselves to the highest level of ethics
Integrity – We honor the integrity of our co-workers, members and stakeholders
Quality of life – We believe that our work improves the quality of life for all Texans
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion- We value, promote, and respect diversity, equity, and inclusion practices for our organization and membership
Collaboration – We believe that collaborating internally and externally generates quality solutions and builds partnerships
Commitment – We are committed to making a difference through our work
Personal and professional growth – We believe that personal and professional development is key
Entrepreneurialism – We seek and consider opportunities that may lead to greater membership capacity and organizational enhancement
At TACDC, we stand with those speaking out against the racism, discrimination, and disparity that persists in this country. Our mission is to improve the lives of all Texans, but we understand that not all Texans have the same access to wealth, opportunity, and housing due to a system of racial inequity that is pervasive in all aspects of our lives. As leaders in community development, we must renew our commitment to ensuring that housing is inclusionary and that all people have access to a safe, affordable place to live. This is an opportunity for us all to unite, confront the truth, and create change.
Black lives matter.
If you are in need of rental assistance or eviction prevention, TACDC is a membership association and does not offer direct services. Please call the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Rental Assistance Line at 800.525.0657. You may also call your county offices and see what type of assistance they may offer.