About Us

Our Programs:

Investments in housing and community development
Innovative lending and entrepreneurial support
Advisory support for community and economic development
Professional education and training

Stories of Impact



Congratulations to Stephanie Dugan on being selected for NDC’s Training Lifetime Achievement Award!

Stephanie Dugan, a field director for the National Development Council since 1996, works with communities primarily in Texas to bring together financing for business expansions and affordable housing projects.  She teaches NDC courses in Economic Development Finance, Business Credit Analysis, Problem Solving & Deal Structuring, Home Ownership Finance, Mixed Use Real Estate Finance and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.  She has assisted a number of clients to secure historic rehabilitation tax credits for various projects including a museum, a performing arts center, a movie theater, and a visitors center; and Low Income Housing Tax Credits for affordable housing projects. She draws on experience gained as the Assistant Director of Economic Development for the City of Abilene where she administered a small business finance and incentive program, capitalized at $6 million per year.  Prior to leaving the City of Abilene, she served as project manager for the “Windsor Hotel,” $5 million downtown restoration project.  She holds of Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas Tech University in Economics.