Building Capacity and Making an Impact
NDC works with clients to take community development concepts from plan to reality. NDC Technical Assistance is designed to meet the changing needs of our clients, using the full range of current knowledge in the field and bringing our additional programs and services as necessary and appropriate: professional training, project financing, direct developer services, equity for real estate development through the use of several tax credit programs, and small business lending.
By providing this high quality full-service technical assistance to client communities of all sizes across the country, NDC helps create, design, finance and execute economic, housing, and community development programs. An important factor in obtaining project financing and meeting the goals of our community partners is the creative, effective, and appropriate use of federal, state, and local financial resources as well as selected private resources from financial institutions, foundations, or other philanthropic sources.
To achieve the best results, NDC Field Directors become extensions of the work force of our client communities, who determine which of our services and programs to use to meet the needs of their staffs and be responsive to local circumstances.
In NDC’s real estate development work, we help our clients with developing and financing a variety of projects including retail, industrial, office, hotels, housing (both affordable and market rate), community facilities and mixed‐use projects. Our related services include evaluating development and operating pro formas, developer/sponsor financials, real estate due diligence (appraisals, environmental assessments, construction documents), and development team capacity and experience.
Often the above analysis includes a “but for” analysis that provides the backbone of municipal program development to ensure cost effective allocation of resources.
NDC’s technical assistance, however, is both deeper and broader than advising. We design and structure economic development and public facility finance programs; identify sources for funding; secure the capitalization; and train and work alongside their staffs in program operations.