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What are Community Development Corporations?

For 50 years, Community Development Corporations (CDCs) in Ohio have empowered communities to take local action to generate economic opportunities and improve the quality of life in underserved neighborhoods. These non-profits provide a wide range of initiatives that have revitalized and stabilized disadvantaged communities throughout the state. These initiatives include:

CDCs revitalize distressed communities by building, rehabilitating and preserving affordable, safe homes and rentals for Ohio families, senior citizens and veterans. Housing development and counseling help Ohio families and communities become stable. Stable communities attract new jobs and businesses which make neighborhoods thrive.

CDCs revitalize distressed communities by building, rehabilitating and preserving affordable, safe homes and rentals for Ohio families, senior citizens and veterans. Housing development and counseling help Ohio families and communities become stable. Stable communities attract new jobs and businesses which make neighborhoods thrive.

Community economic development creates jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities, builds individual and community wealth and attracts capital to disinvested communities.

Community economic development creates jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities, builds individual and community wealth and attracts capital to disinvested communities.

Through local engagement, residents can take ownership of their community and are empowered to make lasting changes through grass roots efforts.

Through local engagement, residents can take ownership of their community and are empowered to make lasting changes through grass roots efforts.

CDCs provide education and asset building tools so low and moderate income families can become financially independent, improve credit, reduce debt andforeclosure risk, and contribute to community stability.

CDCs provide education and asset building tools so low and moderate income families can become financially independent, improve credit, reduce debt andforeclosure risk, and contribute to community stability.

CDCs strengthen local food systems, which improve access to healthy foods and benefits the community, its economy, and the environment.

CDCs strengthen local food systems, which improve access to healthy foods and benefits the community, its economy, and the environment.