Membership Benefits

Join NCDA Today…

All local governments that receive CDBG and HOME funds are eligible for membership in NCDA. Dues are based on the population of the member community. Please go to the Membership Dues section for the current membership dues rates. If you are interested in joining NCDA, please complete the Membership Commitment form online.

Member Services

NCDA serves its members in a variety of ways. At the forefront of the Association is a professional and responsive staff. NCDA provides you with a national voice in Washington, DC to secure funding for CDBG and HOME and make housing and community development programs work better for local government grantees.

NCDA’s annual winter and summer conferences serve as important forums to discuss and develop relevant legislative and administrative initiatives for the membership. These meetings also provide members with an opportunity to network, exchange experiences and ideas, and engage in public policy discussions.

NCDA is a national leader in providing CDBG and HOME training to grantees. The Association’s CDBG Basics Course is nationally known for its comprehensive coverage of the CDBG program and the Association’s HOME Basics Course provides complete training on this very intricate program.

NCDA works hard to provide the latest information to its membership through its Washington Report newsletter, e-mail alerts, and its official website, NCDAonline.

Why Join NCDA?  NCDA Offers a Vast Number of Benefits

NCDA member dues are an eligible CDBG administrative expense

NCDA Membership will provide you with…

Members receive unparalleled advocacy in Washington, DC to protect program funding.

A responsive staff that will keep you informed and work on your issues.

Access to experts, federal policy makers, and other housing and community development practitioners from across the country.

Legislative and regulatory impact to secure continued funding for CDBG and HOME and ensure the programs work well for local governments.

Email alerts on federal budget and appropriation actions on CDBG and HOME.

Conferences. The NCDA winter and annual conferences bring together hundreds of affordable housing and community development professionals to learn, network, and share ideas. Members receive discounts on conference registration fees.

Professional training opportunities. Members receive discounts on training registration fees. NCDA training courses are taught by seasoned program administrators, not consultants. Courses include the following.
  • CDBG Primer – on demand
  • HOME Primer – on demand
  • Subrecipient Management Primer – on demand
  • IDIS Primer – on demand
  • Consolidated Planning Primer – on demand
  • CDBG Basics Course – virtual – taught live
  • HOME Basics Course – virtual – taught live
  • Subrecipient Management Basics Course – virtual – taught live
  • IDIS Basics Course – virtual – taught live
  • Financial Management of HUD Grants: 2 CFR Part 200 Essentials – virtual – taught live
  • Advanced CDBG/Underwriting – in person
  • Advanced HOME/Underwriting – in person
Please go to the following link for the course schedule and course descriptions:

NCDA Washington Report, a monthly newsletter to keep you informed of developments in housing and community development. The official website of NCDA. provides links to other related sites and allows members to communicate with one another through the NCDAonline Forum on program issues in a real-time format.

The online Jobs Board allows members to post jobs and view jobs from other members.

The online Documents Archive allows members to post and share program documents.

CDBG Coalition. NCDA helped create and leads the CDBG Coalition, a group of national organizations that work together to educate Congress on the importance of CDBG to ensure the protection of program funding.

National Community Development (CD) Week. NCDA helped create National Community Development Week in 1987 to bring national attention and grassroots support to the CDBG program. National CD Week continues as an annual campaign of NCDA, its members, and national partners. NCDA provides an annual National CD Week tool kit and other valuable information for members to organize their National CD Week activities.


Contact Vicki Watson, Executive Director, NCDA