Creating Affordable Housing and Economic Opportunity

The Community Economic Development (CED) Program is a resource for community-led efforts to alleviate poverty through creating affordable housing and removing barriers to economic opportunity.

The CED Program provides technical assistance, legal services, and education for projects, organizations, and public policy initiatives that promote economic inclusivity and equitable development. Through this work, the program promotes healthier and more resilient communities.

Our team provides legal services, education, and capacity building support for community-based projects such as:

  • Social enterprises providing living wage jobs and skills to people with barriers to employment
  • Startup nonprofits engaged in community economic development work
  • Small businesses and micro enterprises started by low-income people
  • Community-led efforts to strengthen healthy communities and build opportunities for historically underserved populations

In the CED Program, we are always looking for organizations and grassroots leaders for social justice in their communities who want to work to achieve lasting results in the most vulnerable communities first.

If you are interested in collaborating with the CED team, please call (828) 253-0406 and ask for help from the Community Economic Development Program.

Examples of the types of groups and projects that we work with can be found on page 5 of the Fall 2020 Newsletter and here:

Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust, a newly created developer of permanently affordable housing in our community

Green Opportunities’ social enterprise staffing agency UpStaff Personnel, profiled in The North Carolina State Bar Journal in its Winter 2018 edition)

Cenzontle Language Justice Cooperative, a worker-owned cooperative providing Spanish-English interpretation and translation services

Affordable Housing Development – Learn about Local Incentives & Advocacy

Read more about this fantastic program in our most recent brochure! Learn about the impact Pisgah Legal’s CED program has had on the community and how your organization can receive help.