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California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) empowers organizations serving people of color, and others, to create economic opportunity and social equity in low to moderate income communities.

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we envision

A socially just and economically equitable California.

our values

Social Justice

CCEDA promotes racial, economic, and environmental justice.

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Stewardship

CCEDA is trustworthy, transparent, and acts with the highest integrity in finance, governance, and grant management.

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Empowerment

CCEDA seeks to advance members and communities through education, training, technical assistance, and leadership development.

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Engagement

CCEDA responds to changing needs by visibly advocating for effective public policy and actively collaborating with member organizations, government, and funders.

our commitment to california

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (CCEDA) serves as a clearinghouse for information and action that advances the field of community economic development through training and continuing education, technical assistance, and advocacy on public policy.

All CCEDA’s activities serve our membership — organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California’s neighborhoods, including resident driven community development corporations, local governments, community action agencies and faith based institutions. CCEDA members produce results through a full range of community building strategies including real estate development-housing, retail and commercial-business assistance and lending, social services, and job training and creation.

our impact

Over $9M in loans & grants to small businesses.

Are you eligible for CalHFA’s $40K ADU grant? 

Flexible options for funding your ADU, whether you need financing or not

As a nonprofit corporation, CCEDA is proud to be one of CalHFA’s preferred partners offering the $40,000 ADU grant to cover pre-development costs. Currently we are the only partner who has an open application for acquiring the grant without a loan.

What is an ADU?
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have been known by many names: granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units and more. No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative, affordable, and effective option for adding much-needed housing in California.

Latest Events

Upcoming Events

latest activity
Recently, Governor Newsom signed the 2022-23 CA state budget, which includes authorization of $50M to establish the California Investment and Innovation Fund, a state-level Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) fund. This is a great moment for CDFIs and the communities they serve. This investment will strengthen and further support the work of CDFIs that are actively engaged in supporting, building up and helping low-income under-resourced communities throughout California.