Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) (published the BOCA National Building Code and other National Codes) is now the International Code Council. In 2003, more than 190 years of combined building and fire safety code development and 30 years of anticipation for one organization to produce codes for use across the country and around the globe became a reality when BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI consolidated to become the International Code Council. Internet: http://www.icbo.org
The Center for Community Change helps low-income groups develop strong community organizations. A broad range of assistance is offered, including organizational development, coalition assistance, help to groups in raising money, and working with them to rehabilitate housing and revitalize neighborhoods. The Center publishes a quarterly newsletter and technical publications.
Center for Community Change 1000 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 (202) 342-0519 Internet: http://www.communitychange.org
The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a non-profit research, public policy, and technical assistance organization, seeks affordable, locally controlled ways for city residents to meet needs for housing, energy, jobs, and a healthy environment. Six program divisions make up the Center: energy services, housing services, neighborhood investment, industrial development, public issues, and The Neighborhood Works newsletter.
Center for Neighborhood Technology, 2125 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 278-4800 Internet: http://www.cnt.org
The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is a service organization that works to increase the availability of housing for low-income people in rural areas. It administers a revolving loan fund, provides technical assistance, undertakes research and training programs, and publishes booklets on housing issues and programs. The Council also publishes HAC News, a biweekly newsletter.
Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 606 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 842-8600 Internet: http://www.ruralhome.org/
The International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) is a nonprofit service organization owned and controlled by its member cities, counties, and states. The ICBO’s aims are to publicize, maintain and promote the Uniform Building Code and its related documents, develop uniformity in regulations pertaining to building construction, educate the building official, and formulate guidelines for the administration of building inspection departments. Membership in ICBO is open to all governmental units as well as other segments of the building construction industry. ICBO publishes a periodical, Building Standards, but its primary publication is the Uniform Building Code and its related volumes. ICBO operates five regional offices.
International Conference of Building Officials, 5360 South Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601 (562) 699-0541, Internet: http://www.icbo.org
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a federation of more than 800 state and local builder associations, monitors state and local legislation, offers technical and legal assistance, and sponsors educational seminars and conferences.
National Association of Home Builders, 1201 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 (202) 822-0200, Internet: http://www.nahb.com
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is a professional association for housing and community development professionals. The association publishes the Journal of Housing, NAHRO Monitor newsletter, and a catalog of housing related books.
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, 1320 18th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 (202) 289-3500, Internet: http://www.nahro.org
The National Community Development Association (NCDA) is composed of more than 450 local governments that administer federally supported community/economic development, housing, and human service programs. NCDA works through its members to counsel at the federal level on new program design and current program implementation. Members receive up-to-the-minute mailings of federal legislative and administrative developments.
National Community Development Association, 522 21st Street, N.W., Suite 120 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 293-7587 Internet: http://www.ncdaonline.org/