Every day, the dedicated members and partners of MMCDC work with residents to improve neighborhoods and the lives of people in the communities we serve. This work, along with that of many similar organizations, is celebrated during national NeighborWorks Week, June 3-10, 2017.
Last year, along with our partners, MMCDC rebuilt a restaurant that had been lost in a fire, helped 96 first-time homebuyers acquire a home, renovated 30 affordable rental units for seniors and the disabled, preserved affordability of an additional eight units, financed 14 nonprofit and for-profit businesses, supported training for volunteers who contributed hundreds of hours to their communities, and much more.
As a chartered member of NeighborWorks®, MMCDC must meet a high standard of fiscal integrity and service performance to assist residents in developing leadership, improving their neighborhoods, and securing decent, affordable housing.
We are one of more than 240 NeighborWorks® organizations working in nearly 4,000 urban, suburban and rural communities nationwide. Our link to this powerful and unique nationwide network of community development organizations adds great value to what we do in disadvantaged communities in Minnesota and the Midwest.
Through NeighborWorks®, we have access to financial resources, tools, training opportunities, and the experience of hundreds of colleagues from around the country who can help us make our community a better place to live. Rather than just build housing, we help residents revitalize an entire neighborhood … or develop skilled grassroots citizen leaders … or improve the capacity of local organizations … or optimize the often hidden powers of local institutions. In short, we build community.