WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Development Council (NDC), a national leader in economic and community development, will welcome U.S. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to its fifth biennial Academy 2013. U.S. Secretary Donovan has devoted his career to ensuring access to safe, decent, and affordable housing, and has continued that effort in the Obama Administration. Secretary Donovan believes that America's homes are the foundation for family, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and job creation.
Since 1969, NDC, one of the nation's oldest non-profit community development organizations has been committed to increasing the flow of capital to distressed urban and rural communities. NDC shares Secretary Donovan's commitment to creating and implementing economic and development strategies that bring about catalytic change. To accomplish these goals, NDC offers a wide range of services, including development assistance, professional training, small-business financing, and debt and equity for residential, commercial, public, and nonprofit facilities.
NDC has invested more than $450 million in equity for affordable housing and historic preservation projects, which has leveraged an additional $500 million of investments. "We are proud to have financed projects that include housing for families, seniors and people with special needs nationwide, creating more than 7,500 units of housing in 29 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico," said Robert W. Davenport, President of the National Development Council.
The NDC 2013 Academy is a unique three-day training and networking opportunity featuring daily sessions following four key tracks, including Housing Development, with sessions like Asset Management for Affordable Housing, HUD One CPD and LIHTCs: Navigating the Times all focused around this year's conference theme "Delivering Community Results in Difficult Times."
During each biennial session, a special highlight is the Academy Awards Luncheon where NDC will select winners in four categories, including Housing Development, who will be awarded an NDC Academy 2013 Award and a NDC Technical Assistance Contract. Projects will be on display throughout the Academy where they will be voted on by their peers. The winners will be selected from nearly 80 projects that were submitted by community and housing development professionals across the country.
Secretary Donovan is scheduled to address the NDC Academy Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 18, 1-2 pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC. To register please visit: http://www.ndcacademy2013.org/
NDC Academy 2013 Sponsors are:
Citi Community Development, CohnReznick; BB&T; PNC ; Shallo, Galluscio, Bianchi & Fucito; Law Office of Mark D. Foster; SunTrust; Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson; Novogradac & Company; KeyBank; Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Pep; and Status Credit.
About The NDC Academy
The NDC Academy is a biennial conference of the National Development Council, which brings together economic and community development professionals from around the nation with policy makers, advocates and elected officials for high impact training, learning and networking. The NDC Academy 2013 takes place April 16 –April 18 at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, D.C. Visit: http://www.ndcacademy2013.org/
About the National Development Council
For more than 40 years, the National Development Council (NDC) has worked to create and implement economic and community development strategies that increase the flow of capital, establish finance programs and help to create a professional economic and community development workforce. NDC offers a wide range of services, including development assistance, professional training, small business financing and debt and equity for residential, commercial, public and non-profit facilities projects. To learn more, please visit www.nationaldevelopmentcouncil.org.
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