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 in the 2022 Community Economic Development brochure:

Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust. Incorporated in 2018, Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust (ABCLT) made history as Western North Carolina’s first community land trust. Read more here.

Sistas Caring 4 Sistas. Asheville-based Sistas Caring 4 Sistas, Inc. (SC4S) is a BIPOC women-led group of community-based doulas working for social
justice. SC4S is committed to birth equity and reducing racial health disparities for women and infants of color. Read more here.

Racial Justice Coalition of Asheville. The Racial Justice Coalition of Asheville, Inc. (RJC) is a grassroots BIPOC community-led nonprofit organization committed to promoting racial justice through research, education and advocacy. Read more here.

UNETE. UNETE, Inc. is a grassroot non-profit organization with the mission to collaborate and co-create inclusive and equitable spaces that foster health, strengthen self advocacy and promote wellness for the whole-person and whole-community. Read more here.

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.