As an advocate of affordable housing and community development programs that revitalize the nation's distressed communities, NNA is committed to ensuring that federal legislators and decision makers recognize the needs of the nation's neighborhoods. NNA is also committed to making sure that federal legislation and policies promote housing and community development programs that are undertaken by local, non-profit community organizations.

Overview and Policy Priorities

NNA has developed an Advocacy Agenda for 2019 that focuses primarily on the Neighborhood Reinvestment ("NeighborWorks America") appropriation, but also tracks other important policies and funding programs critical to our members' work, including CDBG/HOME, rural programs, LIHTC, HUD counseling, and others. 

NNA will engage in deeper advocacy on these items as it becomes necessary, and encourages members to explore sister advocacy groups who more heavily focus on these items.  

NNA also has an active External Policy Committee that works to link our members’ expertise in housing and community development to the national housing policy makers.  Committee strives to create meaningful impact on policy and federal appropriations through (1) pro-active education of all our stakeholders; (2) the promotion of the value and effectiveness of the NeighborWorks Network; and (3) advocacy for strategic resources and programmatic support to ensure financial viability and successful outcomes.

The External Policy Committee meetings are through a conference call, regularly scheduled on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 2:30pm eastern.  The External Policy Committee is chaired by Jeff Eaton, Arbor Development All NNA members are welcome to join NNA’s External Policy Committee, click here to join: I would like to join NNA External Committee.

Advocacy Agenda