Policy Advocacy

Policy Research & Advocacy

SFCDC conducts policy research and advocates for policies that lead to more effective community development investment and programs. SFCDC members help shape community development public policy through our housing and economic development 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 select the 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 works with partners, including the Florida Housing Coalition (FHC), the Florida Alliance of CDCs (FLACDC), and the National Alliance of Community and Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) among other local organizations whose advocacy priorities align with ours.

Schedule of 2015 Policy Meetings

Economic Development Policy Committee – 3:30pm 

February 9th

April 6th

June 8th

August 3rd

October 5th

December 1st


Housing Policy Committee – 4pm 

February 18th

April 15th

June 17th

August 19th

October 21st

December 16th


Process of Determining Policy Priorities

Previous Policy Agendas and Related Documents