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The Redevelopment Communities® (RRC) process consists of several interconnected steps which are undertaken at a community's own pace. Learn more about each step below. For questions on the process, contact the RRC Planner for your region.
Prior to official engagement, it is helpful to coordinate a steering committee or team to review the RRC Best Practice Handbook and determine if RRC is the right fit for your community. If you need additional information regarding the RRC Toolkit please reach out to your region's RRC Community Planner.
Formal engagement indicates your community's desire to work toward RRC Essentials or Certification by officially establishing contact with the RRC team and beginning to access customized guidance. Engagement consists of the following steps:
After formal engagement, communities will be placed in their RRC planner’s pipeline to be evaluated. Each community is evaluated in the order of their formal engagement date. While awaiting formal evaluation, communities can begin to update the plans, policies, and procedures that do not meet best practices expectations laid out in the RRC Handbook.
The community's RRC Community Planner will formally document their evaluation on the community's Trello Board, RRC's online project management system. Additionally, the community's RRC contact will be provided a 'Community Snapshot' detailing an overview of where the community is currently aligned with the RRC Best Practices and where criteria is missing.
Once the community has been formally evaluated, the RRC Community Planner will reach out to schedule a Trello onboarding session (if one has not already been completed). This session will also provide a chance for RRC to introduce the community to our resources, reaffirm the process, and answer any questions about the baseline evaluation.
Once the community has been formally evaluated, it will have a firmer understanding of which best practices are already in place and which may need some work to fully align with the community's desired RRC level. Now is the time to work to meet the best practices that have been identified as missing. Upload supporting documentation to Trello, RRC's online project management software.
As your community is in this phase, be sure to familiarize yourself with two main tools the RRC has built to provide direct assistance:
Congratulations on achieving a major milestone! During this phase, the community will tackle two subphases:
Additionally, if the community achieved Essentials, it may choose to now pursue Certification as well (entirely optional). RRC is also always working to help Certified or Essentials communities find new interests and focus areas to continually evolve and learn.
At the time of the communty's 4-year Certification or Essentials anniversary your RRC Community Panner will provide the community with a snapshot detailing if any best practices or annual items need to be addressed prior to the 5-year renewal date.
To remain at the Certified or Essentials status the community must be aligned with all the best practice expectations by the 5-year anniversary.