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 2015

ACT Lawrence
Allston Brighton CDC
Asian CDC
CDC of South Berkshire
Coalition for a Better Acre
Codman Square NDC
Community Development  Partnership
Community Teamwork
Domus Inc.
Dorchester Bay EDC
Downton Taunton Foundation
Dudley Neighbors Inc.
Fenway CDC
Franklin County CDC
Haborlight Community Partners
HAC  Cape Cod
HAP Housing
Hilltown CDC
Homeowner's Rehab. Inc.
Housing Corp. of Arlington
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Island Housing Trust Corporation
Jamaica Plan NDC
Just-a-Start Corporation
Lawrence Community Works
Madison Park Development Corp.
Main South CDC
Metro West CollaborativeDevelopment
Mission Hill NHS
NeighborWorks Southern MA (formerly NHS of South Shore)
North Shore Community Development Coalition
Nuestra Comunidad
Oak Hill CDC
Olde Holyoke Development Corp.
Quabog 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
Twin Cities CDC
Urban Edge
Valley CDC
Worcester Common Ground CDC
Worcester Community Housing Resources Inc.
Worcester East Side CDC


For additional information, please contact the Office of Sustainable Communities at (617) 573-1400.