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Advisory Services

Advisory Services

NALCAB provides advisory services to municipalities, housing authorities, states, rural communities and non-profit organizations. NALCAB has experience conducting evaluation, research, and policy development on topics including housing, housing affordability, economic development, small business investment, neighborhood strengthening, systems improvement, and disaster recovery.

NALCAB has a strong track record of supporting cities, counties and states in local and regional efforts to ensure the effective and equitable investment of federal funding in underserved communities. Since 2008, NALCAB has been a catalyst for more than $300 million in investment in Latino communities, much of which flowed through structured partnerships and consortia among the members. These include:

  • A $137 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program, round 2 (NSP2) grant made to the CPLC-NALCAB NSP2 National Consortium
  • A three-year, $90 million national initiative to invest in small businesses and local economic development projects, which was featured as a successful Commitment to America at the Clinton Global Initiative – America
  • $3.9 million in technical assistance contracts with US HUD under the OneCPD and Community Compass TA Programs to provide support to cities, counties and states across the US
  • Over $2 million in grants under the Rural Capacity Building Program to provide technical assistance and capital (through a rural revolving loan fund) to address affordable housing and economic development in rural communities
  • Serving as the lead agency for two HUD-funded National Fair Housing Media Campaigns
  • Serving as a TA provider for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico around establishing a framework to launch and implement a successful CDBG-Disaster Recovery Program

Areas of Technical Assistance:


  • Community engagement
  • Staffing and organizational assessments
  • HUD programming
  • Federal block grant funds
  • Market and housing assessments
  • Real estate acquisition and disposition
  • Housing finance and development
  • Affordable and fair housing
  • Economic development
  • Data analysis and GIS mapping

Over the past several years, NALCAB’s work has also included:

  • Serving as the lead evaluator of more than a dozen federally-funded economic development programs
  • Completing a research effort regarding Latino small business owners access to capital in five markets
  • Providing policy development support to the City of San Antonio Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force and facilitating technical working groups of community members and individuals representing a variety of sectors

If you are interested in engaging with NALCAB around advisory services or technical assistance or would like to learn more about our work, please contact Levar Martin at lmartin@nalcab.org.