Policy Research & Advocacy
SFCDC conducts policy research and advocates for policies that lead to increasingly effective community development investment and programs. SFCDC members help shape community development public policy through our housing and economic development policy committees.
SFCDC also represents its members by advocating to preserve and expand funding for community development, to use resources for community development effectively, and to implement sound community development policy. Each year, SFCDC members recommend top advocacy objectives for the year and the organization strives to achieve those objectives through local, state, and federal advocacy.
In addition to a housing policy committee, SFCDC has a newly formed economic development policy committee that focuses on small business development and advancing economic opportunities in Miami-Dade County.
Participating on a policy committee is open to any SFCDC member.
SFCDC is a member of the Florida Housing Coalition (FHC), Sadowski Affiliates, Florida Alliance of CDCs (FLACDC), and the National Alliance of Community and Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) and supports other local, state and federal organizations whose advocacy priorities align with ours.