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Policy Analysis and Advocacy at PICCED

Rooted in on-the-ground project experience, PICCED's policy analysis and advocacy serves both to support and extend the impact of tried and tested community development methods. A leading objective of PICCED's work in this area is to bring the issue of persistent poverty back into the domestic policy debate.

PICCED believes that the challenges faced by low- and moderate-income neighborhoods cannot be substantially addressed unless they become part of a national strategy. Therefore, PICCED works to strengthen the capacity of local communities to advocate for policies that will empower them to effectively participate in the community development process.

Through targeted policy initiatives, PICCED has been instrumental in fostering plans for the disposition of city-owned property, inclusionary zoning standards, linked .luxury and low-income development compacts, the replication of the mutual housing association model, and the establishment of the New York State Housing Trust Fund. These initiatives have resulted in the generation of over $300 million in new housing funding for New York City and have helped to stimulate similar efforts across the country.

PICCED sponsors conferences and seminars in an effort to generate a national and international dialogue among community development practitioners. It has become an information clearinghouse for groups concerned with housing and community economic development issues.

In all of these policy endeavors PICCED seeks to broaden public awareness, to encourage comprehensive and integrative planning and, fundamentally, to strengthen the role of community-based nonprofits as key players in the community development process.


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