We planned this 8th conference day to serve, once again, as a key touchstone for the community development movement. We hope this space offered you the chance to connect with stakeholders from across the community development ecosystem, so that we could unpack some of the complex issues we are all confronting, and develop strategies for advancing our work.

The twelve workshop tracks we developed correspond directly to community development issues we know are key to the movement right now. They will offer us the chance to convene and discuss small business displacement and vacancy challenges, public-private partnerships, the Community Reinvestment Act, speculation, access to financial services for immigrant populations, and much more. Registrants for the day hadthe opportunity to attend up to three sessions, all of which fall into one or more of our 7 core community development areas:

  • Ending Displacement
  • Mission-Driven Development
  • Responsible Banking
  • Land Use Justice
  • Equitable Economic Development
  • Fighting for Affordable Housing
  • Building the Capacity of the Movement


To see photos from the event taken by our conference photographer Carolina Kroon, click here.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Lael Brainard, Governor of the Federal Reserve System

Lael Brainard took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on June 16, 2014, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2026.

Prior to her appointment to the Board, Dr. Brainard served as Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury from 2010 to 2013 and Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury in 2009. During this time, she was the U.S. Representative to the G-20 Finance Deputies and G-7 Deputies and was a member of the Financial Stability Board. She received the Alexander Hamilton Award for her service.

Click here to read her full bio.

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Our Afternoon Policy Plenary

Displacement is a growing crisis for New Yorkers as more and more communities confront this rising threat. But the effects of gentrification reach beyond just housing. Displacement is an increasingly central concern, and a central point of analysis for people and organizations concerned with issues such as police violence, schools and education, health inequality, economic justice, and environmental justice.

Each sector is asking key questions – What is the impact that displacement is having on our communities and neighborhoods? How do other sectors see and approach the fight to stay and over control of space? How do we work across movements to achieve equitable communities?

Our Afternoon Policy Plenary will discuss the impacts of displacement from sectors outside of housing movement, and ask what lessons we can draw to take a more powerful, comprehensive approach to fighting displacement.

Meet The Panelists:

  • J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, New York City Mayor’s Office (Moderator)
  • Javier Lopez, Assistant Commissioner over Systems Partnership in the Center for Health Equity, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Matt Gonzales, School Diversity Project Director, New York Appleseed
  • Nevin Cohen, Ph.D., Research Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, CUNY School of Public Health
  • Joo-Hyun Kang, Director, Communities United for Police Reform


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ANHD’s 2018 planned sessions included:

  1. Public Investment for Private Gain? Why the City Must Do More to Ensure Shared Public Benefit 
  2. Radicalizing Our Organizing Work, Inspirations for Innovation
  3. Community Reinvestment Act Turns 40: Where We’ve Come and What’s at Stake
  4. Deconstructing Gendered Spaces in the Community Development Movement
  5. A Bridge Too FAR?  The Opportunities and Limitations in Organizing Around Rezonings
  6. Making the Most of Our Victories
  7. Gentrification Beyond Housing: Economic Displacement to Cultural Displacement
  8. Emerging Issues in the Expiring-Use Affordability Crisis 
  9. The Problem With Race Neutral Solutions for Racialized Issues
  10. Vanishing Storefronts: Addressing NYC’s Small Business Displacement and Vacancy 
  11. Access to Financial Services for Immigrant Populations
  12. Mission Driven Development and The Fight Against Speculation

Click here to view the full agenda!

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Our Supporters

We thank these organizations for their support!


Dime Community Bank

New York Community Bank


Citi Community Development


Capital One

Deutsche Bank Americas

Goldman Sachs

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Morgan Stanley

TD Bank

Valley National Bank


Apple Bank

BankUnited, Inc.

Goldstein Hall PLLC

M&T Bank



Bank of New York Mellon

Community Preservation Corporation

Metropolitan Commercial Bank

Mizuho Americas

NeighborWorks America

Richman Housing Resources LLC

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