Successful community development requires strong partnerships and long-term commitment. NDCCR would like to recognize the following public and private sponsors for their assistance in our efforts to strengthen and revitalize Cedar Rapid’s neighborhoods.
The City of Cedar Rapids
The Neighborhood Development Corporation of Cedar Rapids would like to thank the Mayor and City Council, City Manager Jim Prosser, as well as the community development and housing staff for all of their support. The commitment of city staff to creating new capacity by partnering with a recognized model of reinvestment and redevelopment demonstrates vision, creativity and a willingness to develop and implement best practices in urban design, mixed used housing and historic preservation. Partnering with NDCCR leverages financial resources as well as the years of experience and lessons learned. NDCCR values the history and unique qualities that make Cedar Rapids the 2nd largest city in Iowa and recognizes its position in local, regional, and national economic development. You can learn more about Cedar Rapids at the city website.
As our community moves into a unique phase of redevelopment, both the NDCCR and the Cedar Rapids Downtown District are poised to be driving forces in the advancement of our city. There is definite alignment between the vision of both organizations and real potential for partnership on future development related endeavors. The Downtown District looks forward to partnerships and resource sharing with NDCCR as Cedar Rapids enters a unique phase in community development. NDCCR is grateful for the role the Downtown District has played in the Neighborhood Planning Process post-flood. The groundwork laid in the Vision Cedar Rapids Plan remains vital to the future reinvestment in commercial, residential and mixed use that will support the vision of a vibrant urban community. You can learn more about the Downtown District activities here.
AHNI (Affordable Housing Network of Cedar Rapids)
NDCCR recognizes and appreciates the pioneering efforts of the Affordable Housing Network. As a non-profit community development housing organization (CHDO), AHNI has fine tuned the work that had been previously started by the Metro Area Housing Project. AHNI identifies needs in the community and uses best practices to leverage funds to create quality, safe, workforce housing through offering a mix of rental units. NDCCR looks forward to providing technical assistance to AHNI as well as capacity building through the experience and knowledge of its executive director, Carol Bower. Future partnerships will include development and implementation of programs to address the need for rehabilitation of Senior Housing which will allow seniors to remain in their homes and encourage independence. You can learn more about the AHNI, and view available housing, at the AHNI website.