This entity is in plogoartnership with Fayette County Community Acton and Community Action Southwest to expand affordable housing for low-income populations in the region. All three agencies have extensive backgrounds in community and economic development. The agencies have partnered to gain access to federal tax credits for low income housing and to share their expertise with other Community Action Agencies across the state and region. To date, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) awarded two grants totaling $135,000 for startup costs including business plan development and market studies.