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Community Development Corporations

Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and other Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) work to revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia.

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
The Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) provides multifaceted programs and services designed to help strengthen the economic base of the Anacostia community. AEDC places emphasis on housing rehabilitation, commercial revitalization and business development.

Community Preservation and Development Corporation
The Community Preservation and Development Corporation creates and preserves affordable housing for moderate- and low-income individuals and families.

DC Habitat for Humanity
DC Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation's capital by building affordable, energy efficient homes to be sold to families who are ineligible for conventional financing.

Development Corporation of Columbia Heights
The Development Corporation of Columbia Heights (DCCH) works to improve the quality of life for residents and business owners through leadership training, the Neighborhood Jobs Initiative (NJI) program and housing development.

Ethiopian Community Development Council
The Ethiopian Community Development Council's mission is to resettle refugees; promote cultural, educational and socioeconomic development in the refugee and immigrant community in the United States; and conduct humanitarian and development programs in Africa.

H Street Community Development Corporation
Since its inception in 1984, the H Street CDC has addressed the needs of Washington area residents and businesses through its commercial and residential projects, business services, small business loan programs and community empowerment projects. Services are focused on Wards 2, 5, 6 and 7. View H Street CDC's current development projects.

Latino Economic Development Corporation
Originally established in 1991 to help the Latino community of Mount Pleasant, the Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) now serves all clientele, regardless of culture, class or language. LEDC's primary focus is on the Mount Pleasant, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights areas with additional city-wide outreach to Latino markets.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) provides grants, loans and equity investments to CDCs for neighborhood redevelopment. When LISC begins a new program, National LISC matches locally-raised funds and gives that much more to the community for renovation. For more information, view details about LISC's national programs.

Manna Community Development Corporation
Manna serves low and moderate income families, assisting them to fulfill the dream of homeownership. Manna's strategy includes renovating or building affordable homes, providing training for first-time homebuyers and helping to create new jobs. View a complete list of Manna's services.

Marshall Heights Community Development Organization
The Marshall Heights Community Development Organization is a nonprofit organization that has undertaken community development activities in the Ward 7 area of Washington, DC since 1979.

Mi Casa
Mi Casa was established in 1992 as a nonprofit committed to providing home ownership opportunities in the District's inner-city. District's inner city - particularly, single homes for large families of low or moderate income.


North Capitol Neighborhood Development
Since 1981, North Capitol Neighborhood Development, Inc. (NCND) has developed affordable housing, promoted small businesses, and empowered the community to improve neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Check out NCND's latest projects.

Operation HOPE
Operation HOPE is America's first nonprofit social investment banking organization. It converts check cashing customers into banking customers; renters into homeowners; dreamers into small business owners; minimum wage workers into living wage workers; and economically uneducated into the empowered.

Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (WACIF)
WACIF is a nonprofit focused on empowering underserved communities and individuals by providing access to capital and specialized technical expertise.

Wheeler Creek Estates Community Development Corporation
Wheeler Creek Estates Community Development Corporation serves residents living in the Washington Highlands area of Southeast Washington, DC and the surrounding neighborhoods with a special focus on those with the greatest social and economic need.