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OUR STRATEGY

HOUSING

AACDC is a source for current and comprehensive information concerning public policy, innovations, and changing trends in housing designed to make the “American Dream” of Homeownership available and sustainable for all citizens of Alabama.

HEALTH SERVICES

The reduction in funding for primary healthcare services severely impacts Alabamians. The AACDC helps local health agencies remain viable by sharing their stories with national and regional philanthropic funders whose missions ensure the health and well-being of marginalized communities. 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

AACDC provides its members with in-depth leadership training; through on-site and web-based seminars. Trainings are designed to help existing leaders gain insight into their roles and provide emerging new leaders with techniques that help cultivate early success.


COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a United States federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all sectors, including wealth neighborhoods.

The AACDC operates as a connector for investors and corporations to discover viable opportunities for development within Alabama’s low wealth neighborhoods. We translate high-level data and regulations to meet the needs of community leaders while dissolving cultural barriers between the corporate and grassroots sectors.

The AACDC provides its members with an analysis of the annual “scorecard” of local and regional lenders and then helps them implement effective strategies to encourage fair and equitable lending.

WOMEN & CHILDREN ADVOCACY

Many of AACDCs members dedicate themselves to providing family counseling, childcare assistance, and protective services to women and their underage children. By helping connect local organizations with state and national agencies, AACDC provides linkage to funds and services that are either unknown or underutilized.

ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT

AACDC provides training seminars for aspiring and new entrepreneurs. Such trainings help participants take their revenue concept through a systematic review and provide comprehensive assistance in developing effective and realistic business plans.

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