The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) is committed to expanding the wealth and resources of underserved communities through housing and economic development initiatives.
MCCD’s policy agenda reflects a diverse membership of organizations working across the full continuum of affordable housing, and small business development, including technical assistance support and funding resources.
MCCD's 2018 policy priorities include:
1. Support and advance funding and favorable policies for affordable housing and community development at local, state, and federal levels.
Local and Regional Policy
- Promote community development activities at the local level through Make Homes Happen, including the development and preservation of affordable housing and policy changes to increase affordable housing supply.
- Advocate for the creation of dedicated, long-term, and locally sourced funding for affordable housing development and preservation.
- Advocate for affordable housing development and preservation funding including bonding and support for new state resources and tools.
- Work in collaboration with the Homes for All coalition to create a dedicated statewide affordable homeownership assistance fund and support existing policies and programs, particularly focused on traditionally underserved populations.
- Advocate for the protection of federal funding resources for community development activities, including the federal Housing Trust Fund, tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credit allocations, and other key federal programs.
2. Support intiatives that promote asset building for low-income Minnesotans.
- Work collaboratively with the Asset Building Coalition on state level initiatives that support asset building for low-income individuals and families, helping people to build assets, grow personal wealth, and prosper.
- Maintain state funding that supports small businesses, including programs that increase the availability of technical assistance funding and access to capital for small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs.
3. Support or oppose other legislation or intiatives as approved by the board.