A core part of NEDAP's work and mission is supporting local grassroots organizing for financial justice and community-based economic development.
NEDAP works with grassroots groups to answer questions and develop campaigns, both short and long term. NEDAP trains organizers on financial justice issues, provides technical and legal assistance, conducts research and creates color GIS maps illustrating economic conditions in NYC neighborhoods. NEDAP’s work is tailored to the needs identified by organizations.
The Annual Community Reinvestment Workshop Series brings together community groups, organizers and advocates to learn about critical community reinvestment and financial justice topics. Past workshop series have addressed predatory lending, insurance redlining, immigrants' financial rights, and documenting financial services in your community. The 9th annual series will begin in 2006.
NEDAP has launched projects that specifically address economic justice issues affecting low income seniors, young people, immigrants and women. We can provide tailored training, resources and organizing support on these issues.
NEDAP's Resources for Action shines a spotlight on corporate activities and trends in the financial services industry. It also presents legislative and regulatory issues relevant to community reinvestment and consumer protection, while serving as a resource for citizen action. Through Resources for Action, NEDAP helps neighborhood stakeholders challenge practices that are harmful to their communities, and hold accountable corporate and governmental actors in the financial services industry.