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.
DHCD Review Form
Certified CDC Listings - updated August 2017
Allston Brighton CDC
CDC of South Berkshire
Coalition for a Better Acre
Codman Square NDC
Community Development Partnership
Dorchester Bay EDC
Downtown Taunton Foundation
Dudley Neighbors Inc.
Franklin County CDC
Haborlight Community Partners
HAC Cape Cod
Homeowner's Rehab. Inc.
Housing Corp. of Arlington
Housing Solutions for Southeastern MA
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Island Housing Trust Corporation
Jamaica Plan NDC
Lawrence Community Works
Lena Park Community Development Corporation
Madison Park Development Corp.
Main South CDC
Metro West CollaborativeDevelopment
Mill Cities Community Investments
Mission Hill NHS
NeighborWorks Southern MA (formerly NHS of South Shore)
North Shore Community Development Coalition
Oak Hill CDC
Olde Holyoke Development Corp.
Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation
Quabog Valley CDC
Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation
Revitalize CDC (formerly Rebuilding Together Springfield)
Somerville Community Corporation
South Boston NDC
Southwest Boston CDC
The Neighborhood Corporation
The Neighborhood Developers
Twin Cities CDC
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.