The idea for the nonprofit that is being called Community Development Partners started in 2015, and the commitment to its formation was solidified after CHH was selected by Local Initiatives Support Corporation as an interim program manager. One of the nation’s largest community development intermediaries, LISC tasked CHH with redistributing HUD Section 4 Capacity Building Program grant funding. Capitol Hill Housing expects to announce its selection of 2016 grantees soon.

While the partnership is just a one-year pilot, Seiwerath said the hope is to continue working with LISC beyond 2016, but through a new 501(c)3, Community Development Partners.

Community Development Partners hasn’t yet been granted nonprofit status, but conversations with potential organization partners have already started.

CHH is searching for a community development senior program manager to assist with and direct the formation of the affiliated nonprofit.