In USA, Community development is the work of building and sustaining neighbourhoods. It brings opportunities and services to bear on behalf of residents and businesses in a defined neighbourhood.
Community development activities build stronger and more resilient communities. To support community development, activities are identified through an ongoing process. Activities may address needs such as infrastructure, economic development projects, public facilities installation, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance, etc. Federal support encourages systematic and sustained action by state and local governments.