M.G.L. Chapter 40H creates a new definition for the term “Community Development Corporation” and establishes a certification program for CDCs.  The legislation directs DHCD to develop a process for certification and to annually report to the legislature a list of certified CDCs and a summary of programs, initiatives or partnerships operated by  EOHED that support CDCs.

Program Guidelines for Certification of Community Development Corporations

The Program Guidelines are designed to assist nonprofit organizations in preparing applications to the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for certification as a Community Development Corporations (CDCs) as defined in M.G.L. Chapter 40H.  DHCD’s Division of Community Services is responsible for administration of the CDC certification process, including review and approval of all CDC certification applications.  

CDC Certification Program Guidelines docx format of S:\111\guidelines.docx

DHCD Review Form

CDC Certification Review Form doc format of CDC Review Form

Certified CDC Listings - updated August 2017

ACT Lawrence
Allston Brighton CDC
Asian CDC
Brookline Improvement Coalition
CDC of South Berkshire
Coalition for a Better Acre
Codman Square NDC
Community Development Partnership
Community Teamwork
Domus Incorporated
Dorchester Bay EDC
Downtown Taunton Foundation
Dudley Neighbors Incorporated
Fenway CDC
Franklin County CDC
Groundwork Lawrence
Harborlight Community Partners
Hilltown CDC
Homeowner's Rehab, Inc.
Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) of Cape Cod
Housing Corporation of Arlington
Housing Nantucket
Housing Solutions for S.E. MA
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Island Housing Trust Corporation
Just-a-Start Corporation
Lawrence Community Works
Lena Park CDC
Madison Park Development Corporation
Main South CDC
Metro West Collaborative Development
Mill Cities Community Investments
Mission Hill NHS
Neighborworks Southern Mass. (formerly NHS of South Shore)
NewVue Communities (formerly Twin Cities CDC)
North Shore CDC
Nuestra Comunidad
Oak Hill CDC
OneHolyoke CDC (formerly Olde Holyoke Development Corp.)
Pittsfield  Economic Revitalization Corporation
Quaboag Valley CDC
Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation
Revitalize CDC (formerly Rebuilding Together Springfield)
Somerville Community Corporation
South Boston NDC
Southwest Boston CDC
Springfield NHS
The Neighborhood Corporation
The Neighborhood Developers
Urban Edge
Valley CDC
Way Finders Inc. (formerly HAP Housing)
Worcester Common Ground CDC
Worcester Community Housing Resources, Inc.
Worcester East Side CDC


For additional information, please contact the Community Development Unit at (617) 573-1400.