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Mapping Neighborhoods where Low-income Renters Face Greatest Risk of Eviction
A new tool developed by a team of Urban Institute researchers can help you prioritize the most vulnerable renters in the state as part of an equitable COVID-19 response. As the pandemic exacerbates the nation’s affordable housing and homelessness crises and widens racial disparities in housing instability, localities must decide where to allocate emergency rental assistance funds to help renters avoid losing their homes. Search for your county or Continuum of Care geography to see which neighborhoods could be prioritized for emergency rental assistance.
FHA’s Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Extended Through December 31, 2020
On August 27, 2020, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2020-27, Extension of Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in Connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency. This letter announces a third extension of the foreclosure and eviction moratorium through December 31, 2020. This extension is effective immediately upon the expiration of the existing moratorium announced in ML 2020-19. This guidance is applicable to all FHA Title II single family forward mortgage and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) reverse mortgage programs, except for those secured by vacant and/or abandoned properties. Read the entire Press Release
New Executive Director for CDN
Claudia Wilson Randall will become the executive director of the Community Development Network of Maryland on Sept 1. Randall has more than two decades of experience in community development, housing and nonprofit leadership in Maryland, at both the local and state level.
See Press Release.
HELP US HELP YOU – Renew your CDN membership today!
Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, CDN has provided timely information to you and your staff. It’s more critical than ever that we band together for meaningful opportunity for all Marylanders.
Please click here to pay your membership today.
CENSUS CLOCK RUNNING DOWN
Please add census completion to your food, health and rental assistance messaging! Here is the dashboard for Maryland Census. You can remind your clients and partners that when a vaccine is found for Covid-19, it will be distributed on the basis of census data! Outreach materials can be found here.
3 Tips for Networking Remotely as Business Development Moves Online – By Jim Ries, Offit Kurman. Networking online is new for many of us and it takes time to get it right. We are all learning to use new technology and proper etiquette while video chatting. https://i95business.com/articles/content/3-tips-for-networking-remotely-during-the-stay-at-home-order-1478 If you like the article attend Jim’s webinar Tuesday to learn more.
67% of employees find employee handbooks helpful. Does your company have one? About half of the companies that do have one say they have updated it since COVID-19. Create your own employee handbook (for free!) using the Workest Employee Handbook Builder tool.
New – Maryland Task Force Best Practices for Business Reopening Webinars are focused on Professional Services, Personal Services, Manufacturing and Construction, and Hospitality and Tourism. The webinars feature updates from officials at the Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland State Police. All Task Force webinars can be found here: https://govstatus.egov.com/md-coronavirus-business
Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care Outlines Path Forward – Maryland Together: A plan to continue and expand child care during the COVID-19 Pandemic. View the full Recovery Plan and the Plan FAQs for Parents.
Want to help your business? Prioritize taking care of your mental health. –Inc.
- Pass the HOME ACT after more than 20 years of work, ending source of income discrimination in Maryland,
- Host our 6th Annual Community Development Week which highlighted various community development activities around the state and gained significant media attention,
- Prepare more than 30 housing counselors in Maryland for the HUD Certification exam,
- Provide timely information to our members across the state during the COVID-19 crisis.
August 28, 2020- USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.
Read the full stakeholder announcement here.
Valerie Mann, Author of Getting Your Share of the Pie-The Complete Guide to Finding Grants (Praeger, 2010)
Offers Online Grant Search Class on 9/10/2020.
The class will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Ms. Mann has given webinars for the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), an international association committed to educating grant professionals and encouraging them to practice the highest ethical and professional standards. She has also authored an article on dealing with the stress caused by grant deadlines which appeared in the Journal of the GPA, in addition to having given a workshop at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Municipal League. She authored an article which appeared in Nonprofit World Magazine and conducted a webinar for Grant Station.
The cost is $39. All class slides will be emailed to registrants after the session.
Comments from attendees of a class given for the Maryland Municipal League’s Fall Conference, with the Director of the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office and the President of the Capital Association of Grant Professionals
“Three powerhouse instructors. Great session!”
“Speakers did a terrific job.”
“This was one of the most interesting classes, with the best presenters, that I’ve attended in my 4 years at MML. Thank you!”
“I attended the all day seminar – “Getting Your Share of the Pie – The Complete Guide to Finding Grants.” And, I am so glad I did. Ms. Mann not only answered all of my questions, she was engaging, friendly, and she created an environment that offered the opportunity to network with other like minded professionals. The Checklist for Designing the Perfect Project is just one of the helpful tools that I took away from the seminar. I have and will continue to refer to each of the “tools of the trade” often”. P. Daniels
“Valerie Mann is by far the most successful grant writer I have seen in my 42 years in law enforcement. When she started with my department, we had basically nothing in terms of equipment. She brought us up to the level of a technologically sophisticated agency.”
Chief William Lamphere, former Chief of Police in Havre de Grace, MD and Hurlock, MD
“Valerie, the response to your workshop was overwhelmingly positive. Our membership is hungry for grants information and your class seems to have hit the mark”.
Ms. Mann will give the attendees a complete course in how to search for grants as well as how to take the sources you have identified and create a grant seeking strategy which works for you and your organization. She will give specific websites and organizations and types of software, thus covering the entire gamut of search tools available today. The grant seeker will be fully equipped to go out and search all of the online and printed material available. This class will include separate sections on Federal grants, state grants, and foundation grants, as well as grants distributed by banks, corporations, and service clubs.
This class will also give the student a solid plan on how to evaluate the sources which have been identified. Ms. Mann will present a suggested strategy for prioritizing those sources and deciding how your organization can allocate its resources to apply to as many sources as possible. She will discuss considerations related to staffing and your organization’s needs as it relates to strategizing your grant seeking. She will not only show you where to look for grants- she will teach you how to approach those sources once they have been identified.
To register, go to this link: http://www.best-grant-writing-workshop.com/best-grant-writing-workshop/online-classes/
Getting Your Share of the Pie: The Complete Guide to Finding Grants, was published by Praeger in August of 2010, and will form the basis for this class. This book was listed as one of the top 5 titles of the week in the Washington Post Online and the Wall Street Journal for the week of January 7, 2011.
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