Welcome to UEDA
UEDA is a 501(c)(3) membership association dedicated to facilitating effective, cross-sector collaboration, meaningful connections, and strengthening individual and organizational capacity in Wisconsin’s community and economic development sector.

Incorporated in 1997, we focus on and advocate for community investment, sustainable homeownership and housing, regional transportation, small business growth, financial empowerment and the local food economy.

We invite you to learn more about What We Do, the benefits of becoming a Member of UEDA and see the latest news from the UEDA Community.

This week in the UEDA Community: 

Planning for the City of Milwaukee's HUD Consolidated Plan is underway!
In 2019, UEDA will be working with the City of Milwaukee to develop their 5-year plan for HUD. In June, we convened a Task Force of sector professionals to guide the process, and developed a community engagement team. On July 11, UEDA held an Emerging Topics Session focused on the Consolidated Plan, which provided an overview and ways for our network to get involved. It also kicked off a 4-month community engagement period, where we will be reaching out into the community for their feedback.

Learn more about Milwaukee's Consolidated Plan at www.conplanmke.org (including slides from this session) and take the Community Survey HERE.

The HUD Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions assess their affordable housing and community development needs and make data-driven, place-based investment decisions; it informs funding for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Home Investments Partnerships (HOME) and other programs.  

"Food As an Economic Development Tool" Feasibility Analysis: In 2014-15, UEDA worked with consulant Karen Fulbright-Anderson as part of a USDA-funded project to explore how nonprofit and for-profit organizations were incorporating the food sector in economic & workforce development activities. One key finding is that there is no real infrastructure in place that connects these various activities to other technical assistance resources available in the local food and small business sectors. This report has guided our continuing work with the Food Enterprise Development Network (FEDN). Check out out our Study Snapshot, Full Summary Report and Nonprofit Capacity Assessment Tool


EVENTS

Save the Date! UEDA's Annual Community Gathering will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Details forthcoming.
Check out www.TakeRootMilwaukee.org for a list of upcoming homeownership events!

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