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.

NCDA Membership will provide you with…

A responsive staff willing to take the time to answer your questions, 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.

E-mail alerts on federal budget and appropriation actions on CDBG and HOME.

An opportunity to engage in public policy discussions through participation in the Association’s conferences and subcommittees.

Training on CDBG and HOME. NCDA offers a three-day CDBG Basics Course, a three-day HOME Basics Course, and an Advanced CD Course. We also offer HOME and CDBG Underwriting Courses. This training insures that grantees have the knowledge and tools to effectively administer both programs.

NCDA Washington Report, a monthly newsletter to keep you informed about developments in housing and community development.

NCDAonline: The Official Website of NCDA. NCDAonline provides links to other related sites and allows members to communicate with each other. Through the NCDAonline Forum members communicate with one another on program issues in a real-time format. The NCDAonline Job Board provides members with national job postings.

CDBG Coalition. NCDA helped establish and leads the CDBG Coalition, a group of 21 national associations that work together to champion Congressional support for CDBG funding.

National CD Week Campaign. NCDA created National Community Development Week in 1987 to bring national attention to the CDBG program. National Community Development Week continues as an annual campaign of NCDA, its members, and national partners. NCDA provides an annual CD Week guidebook for its members to use in organizing their CD Week activities.

Discounts on Training and Conferences. Members receive a reduction in conference and training fees.