Responsible for all matters pertaining to housing, community and economic development, public works, and workforce development including the creation of affordable housing and housing options for different populations, residential, commercial, and industrial development, and building and housing codes.
Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee
Support Local Development and Infrastructure Projects: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ProgramACTION NEEDED:
Policy BriefUrge your House and Senate members to restore funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to $1.2 billion for FY 2018. The HOME program, funded through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill, has been cut by over 50 percent since FY 2010.
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): Support Essential Seed Capital/Gap Financing for Local Job CreationUrge your members of Congress to support level funding for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in the FY 2018 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill. EDA funding is important to counties because it helps local communities achieve long-term economic growth based on local and regional priorities.
Support Workforce and Local Business Development: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)Urge your members of Congress to support level funding for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I programs for FY 2018. Funded through the Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill, WIOA programs provide important financial and other resources to support a demand driven workforce development system that meets the needs of business and jobseekers alike.
Reports & Toolkits |
Mar. 23, 2018
Nearly six months after the start of federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a spending package that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018.
Reports & Toolkits |
Feb. 23, 2018
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally-funded grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, that assists state and local governments in improving housing and living conditions and providing community services for vulnerable residents
Jul. 26, 2017
With the Summer Congressional recess starting Friday, July 28th, county leaders have a great opportunity to advocate for county legislative and regulatory priorities right at home. NACo has put together the following information to help you be an effective advocate during the summer recess.
Join a steering committee and make a difference. Learn more about getting involved in NACo's Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee:
Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee
Commissioner Orange County, North Carolina
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Supervisor Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Board Member Will County, Illinois
Thomas Coley (Housing)
Commissioner Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Pamela Lancaster (Workforce)
Supervisor Hall County, Nebraska
Martha Schrader (Economic Development)
Commissioner Clackamas County, Oregon