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"...Suddenly, everyone knew what and where Clarksville was, and urban-renewal money flowed in. By the time the yuppie onslaught to which Richardson alludes began, the Clarksville Neighborhood Advisory Board, Clarksville Neighborhood Center, and David Powell Clinic were all up and running, houses were being rehabilitated, and the Clarksville Community Development Corporation had begun to acquire affordable-housing rental properties, which today offer former residents a chance to get back into the neighborhood..."
"...East 12th Street revitalization was the topic of a forum Nov. 8 organized by the street's business and property owners, the Austin Revitalization Authority, and the Austin Community Development Corporation..."
"...As justification for the housing proposal, Mitchell and Baylor have said they have the support of the main neighborhood association in East Austin, the Anderson Community Development Corporation (ACDC). The ACDC's boundaries represent much of central East Austin, encompassing numerous neighborhoods, including those mentioned above..."
"...Hey, that just hit me. It's `we' now," muses Mark Rogers on the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation's (GNDC) new status as a member of the Austin Revitalization Authority (ARA) board..."
"...GAIN forwarded the petition to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, which was considering an application from the SCIP II developer, the Anderson Community Development Corporation (ACDC), for a $5 million tax credit. Shortly thereafter, the department denied the application. That triggered the loss of a $1.8 million grant from the city, thus cutting off all public funding for the project and stopping it until the next round of tax credit applications this spring..."
"...Van Johnson, executive director of the East Austin Economic Development Corporation, said the building of I-35 had a lot to do with the change. The development of highway systems reinforced segregation, especially in the South, he asserts..."
"...How else are entrepreneurs such as himself supposed to create new jobs in cash-strapped rural areas? Brim doesn't need a reporter to deliver that message for him, though. Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs has toured Brim's factory and touted it, along with the Early Economic Development Corporation, which helped get the factory built, as a model for rural revitalization..."
"...In addition, Mueller is planned for 2,400 rental units, again with 25% reserved for families of (even more) modest means. The guarantees of affordability are written into the Master Development Agreement between the city of Austin and Catellus Development Corporation..."
"...Citing their disappointment with what they say are Mitchell's infamous grandstanding and angry outbursts, as well as dissatisfaction with his commitment to East Austin, four other former allies -- Charles Miles, publisher of the Capitol City Argus, Rev. Marvin Griffin of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Van Johnson of the East Austin Economic Development Corporation, and Eva Lindsey, proprietor of the historic Victory Grill -- are defecting, and they say they have a legion of voters behind them..."
"...Heavy arm-twisting and on-the-spot, off-the-dais negotiation led to four neighborhood reps being added to the board, which currently has 19 members. Two of those reps have since been dismissed (and not replaced), one in favor of a handpicked vote from the Anderson Community Development Corporation, proprietors of SCIP II, which was allowed by fiat to take over the Robertson Hill N.A.'s seat..."
"...For nearly a decade, the Anderson Community Development Corporation (ACDC) has been trying to deliver 100 new homes to central East Austin through a partnership with the city. But on June 1, the City Council and ACDC agreed to settle their dispute over the infamous Anderson Hills development, a project that managed to put up only 26 homes between East 11th and 12th streets, and buy land for the rest, before burning through its federal subsidy..."
"...PS: Bastrop County would have called the state Department of Emergency Management, which then calls FEMA. FEMA contacts the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS, which includes AmeriCorps, FEMA Corps, etc.), who then reaches out to local conservation corps, and that's how they brought us in..."
"...Not all transit advocates welcomed the decision. Scott Morris of the Central Austin Community Development Corporation said, "We're disappointed in the initial recommendation in that it really does not serve the residential densities in Austin north of the river..."
"...Despite investing a quarter-million dollars into Bent Tree since the agency bought it three years ago, AAHC keeps the rents approximately $90 below those in the surrounding area, at what it calls a "fair market value." Several measures serve to offset the agency's costs. One is due diligence in purchasing properties at a good price; the corporation's tax-free status also lets it keep and reinvest more of its earnings..."
"...Despite passage of the initial $2.5 million in funding, this is not the last we'll hear of Marshall. City Council's Austin Housing Finance Corporation is set to schedule a Jan..."
"...Based on an investigation conducted this spring, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) identified $125,000 worth of expenditures billed by the developer,Anderson Community Development Corporation (ACDC), for marketing and legal expenses that the city will have to return to HUD..."
"...This week in council: An item to allow the Anderson Community Development Corporation to purchase city-owned land in central East Austin for use as low-income rental housing, as opposed to some area neighborhoods' preference for low-income home ownership. n..."
"...We heard stories that people were told that if they leave, unless the mayors call for mandatory evacuation, they will not have jobs upon their return. Did you hear stories about this? Is there any sort of oversight to address this? Are there plans to partner with these corporations and businesses? These mixed messages create as much chaos as any lack of preparedness...."
"...Both plans would require a $1.2 million original investment from the city, but further investment for SCIP II would come from the state tax credit office and from private investment. The city approved a one-year extension of their contract with the SCIP II developer, Anderson Community Development Corporation (ACDC)..."
"...Items 36-41: Similar to the suite of H&HS items. this collection of Neighborhood Housing and Community Development items funds the city department throughout the fiscal year; Item 36 funds the Austin Housing Finance Corporation at approximately $6.6 million; Item 41 extends the existing agreement between the city and central-east Austin steward the Urban Renewal Agency, for a year with several more annual extension options...."