Texas Association of Community Development Corporations (TACDC) 

1910 E. MLK Blvd 
Austin, Texas 78702

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

9:00 am - 1:30 pm (CST)

Check in and breakfast available at 8:00am

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Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave.
Legislative Conference Center
Austin, TX 78701

Driving Directions

Parking Directions:
Affordable Day Parking is available at:
Capitol Visitors Parking Garage:
1201 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701

*located on 12th Street between San Jacinto and Trinity streets

 First 2 hours are free; $1 for each subsequent 1/2 hour; $8 Maximum charge 


2019 Texas Community Economic Development Policy Summit

November 12, 2019   *   Texas State Capitol

Legislative Conference Center



Breakfast Tacos and Rudy's BBQ Lunch Provided

Proudly sponsored by:



The Texas Association of Community Development Corporations (TACDC) is pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 Texas Community Economic Development Policy Summit on November 12 in the Legislative Conference Center (E2.002) of the Texas State Capitol. 

For nearly two decades TACDC has organized this respected forum for legislators, lenders, policy makers, and industry leaders to promote an earnest and wide-ranging discussion of public policy and its impact on community development activities like affordable housing, job creation, and quality of life. The ultimate goal of each Summit is to thoroughly review current issues in order to help identify public policies that will best address those issues. 

 Topics to be Discussed:

  • Art Policy and Creative Placemaking in Texas: An Overview
Shannon Ghangurde, Texans for the Arts
Ben Martin, Civic Arts
Jill Strube, City of Smithville
Lynn Osgood, Civic Arts


  • Community Development Legislative Debrief
Payday Lending: Ann Baddour, Texas Appleseed
        Homelessness in Texas: Eric Samuels, Texas Homeless Network
        Private Activity Bonds: Jeanne Talerico, TALHFA
        Improving the 211 System: Ashley Harris, United Ways of Texas
        The State of CDFIs in Texas: Celina Peņa, LiftFund
  • 2020 Census: Policies to Support Complete Count

Anne Beeson, Center for Public Policy Priorities

TACDC is proud to announce that Bob Friedman, author of A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone  will join us as our Keynote Speaker.

The Policy Summit will take place from 9:00 am to 1:30pm (onsite check-in will start at 8:00 am) on November 12th at the Legislative Conference Center in the Capitol Extension of the Texas State Capitol. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served, compliments of the event sponsors.  TACDC will provide links to  a collection of timely research materials that directly impact policy discussion and future debates.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to view research documents and take notes.

 Reserve your place today!  Space is limited! 
To register online, please click the link below and you will be taken to the short online registration page.    


Please note that registrations are non refundable, but fully transferable.

If you would prefer to manually submit your registration, please click here to download the registration form, which can be returned to TACDC via email (info@tacdc.org) or fax (512-916-0541)

Hotel Information

TACDC recommends the Doubletree University

1617 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78702

(512) 479-4000