Creating Affordable Housing and Economic Opportunity

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

The CED Project supports local, community-based work with technical assistance, legal services, and education. Through advocacy for projects, organizations, and public policy initiatives that promote economic inclusivity and equitable development, the CED Project promotes healthier and more resilient communities.

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

  • Social enterprises providing living wage jobs and skills to low-income people
  • 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 under-served populations

The CED Project seeks to work with organizations and leaders who become grassroots champions of social justice in their communities and to achieve lasting results in the most vulnerable communities first.

If you are interested in collaborating with the CED team, please email or call 828-407-4498.

Affordable Housing Advocacy

In 2017, Pisgah Legal Services and the CED Project hosted an affordable housing summit to address solutions to the affordable housing crisis.

For more information and videos from the 2017 Housing Summit, please click here.