Community Development Corporations
Appalachian Housing Initiative, Wilkes County
The initiative works to create affordable rental and homeownership opportunities and to provide programming related to youth and adult financial literacy, homebuyer education and counseling, and entrepreneurship and job training for low- to moderate-income families.
Bayboro Development Center, Pamlico County
The center focuses on helping low- and moderate-income families/individuals qualify for and obtain affordable mortgages, build assets and repair substandard homes. It also provides foreclosure prevention and homebuyer education services.
Blue Springs-Hoke County, Hoke County
The organization works in the areas of housing renovation and construction, microenterprise development, foreclosure prevention, homebuyer education, and projects and programs that provide academic and cultural enrichment.
Columbus County DREAM Center, Columbus County
The center addresses housing isues, technology literacy and job training. Efforts continue to increase the quality of life for children and families with a particular focus on low- to moderate-income families. Program activities include increasing community-based financial literacy among the low- to moderate-income families, adults and youth; providing home foreclosure counseling and or referrals; sponsoring homebuyer education and counseling services; and supporting the construction of affordable homeowner and rental properties.
Community Empowerment Project, Rutherford County
The project provides opportunities for small business incubation, after-school and summer youth programs, vocational and technical assistance, and other human services. It seeks to galvanize community action toward the elimination of sickness, poverty, crime and discrimination.
Countywide Community Development Corp., Brunswick County
The CDC provides community-based training in money management, financial literacy, asset acquisition and small business development. Countywide CDC currently operates three major programs — the Affordable Housing Program, Project UPLIFT and Entrepreneurship Training for Historically Underutilized Businesses — and collaborates with Brunswick Community College in sponsoring the Minority Contractor Support Center.
Cumberland Regional Improvement Corp., Cumberland County
The organization provides program support and technical assistance for economic development initiatives. With the support of strategic partners, it works to identify and eliminate barriers faced by historically underutilized businesses, to promote greater access to construction contracts, and to provide management training, technical assistance and general contracting counseling.
Eagle Market Streets Development Corp., Buncombe County
EMSDC’s chief aims are to restore buildings and businesses as assets in the immediate and surrounding area and to provide employment and business development services to people of low-wealth communities living in Asheville and Buncombe County.
Goler Community Development Corp., Forsyth County
The organization focuses on providing housing opportunities for moderate-income citizens living in blighted areas of Winston-Salem and creating jobs in the construction trades. Goler engages in multifamily housing projects, condominium development and commercial construction.
New Life Community Development Corp., Washington County
The mission of the organization is to improve the quality of life for families and neighborhoods and to empower the area’s low-income residents with the knowledge, skills and resources to gain self sufficiency. This is accomplished through the provision of affordable housing, homebuyer education, and financial literacy and job skills training.
Northeast Community Development Corp., Onslow County
Northeast CDC is a certified HUD housing counseling agency and provides community and economic development opportunities to low- and moderate-income families and individuals. It develops affordable housing for first-time homebuyers and offers entrepreneurship training, minority contractor training, financial literacy education and workshops on how to secure government contracts.
Olive Hill Community Economic Development Corp., Burke County
OHCEDC is a certified HUD housing counseling agency committed to providing a variety of self-sufficiency programs. These include programs in affordable homeownership, foreclosure prevention, financial management skills, IDA strategies, maternity health and transitional housing.
One Dozen Who Care, Cherokee County
The purpose of ODWC is to strengthen local leadership and create strong community bonds through cultural events and the social and economic interaction of the community. Projects focus on providing leadership development, entrepreneurship and job training, photography training and community advocacy support, and on preserving the African-American culture and heritage.
Restoration Community Development Corp., Wake County
Restoration CDC addresses housing, social and economic parity issues in low-wealth communities of northern Wake and southern Franklin counties. The program focuses on mentoring, tutoring, social development and community service. Three core program components are youth enrichment, financial literacy, and housing education and counseling.
River City Community Development Corp., Pasquotank County
River City CDC is a certified HUD housing counseling agency that provides programs related to affordable housing, economic and workforce development, health and wellness, cultural awareness, financial literacy and entrepreneurial job training opportunities.
Rosenwald Center for Cultural Enrichment, Greene County
The organization supports community development through computer training, summer youth camps, after-school programs, homeownership education and counseling, financial literacy training, small business development training and affordable housing development.
Sampson County CDC, Sampson County
Sampson County CDC provides affordable rental and homeownership opportunities to low-income families, credit and financial literacy training, leadership development for local churches, entrepreneurial development, and educational programming for at-risk children and parents.
Southside Alliance, Beaufort County
Southside Alliance promotes affordable rental and homeownership opportunities, homebuyer education and loss mitigation housing counseling, financial literacy, and computer training for seniors.
Triad Economic Development Corp., Guilford County
Triad EDC focuses on community blight, affordable housing, job training, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, youth job-skills training and community building.
Tyrrell County Community Development Corp., Tyrrell County
Tyrrell County CDC provides entrepreneurship education and financial literacy training to adults and youth, offers regional business and technology development training, assists residents in securing loans for business ventures, and provides technical assistance to mushroom growers in Tyrrell County.
Warren Family Institute, Warren County
WFI encourages asset-building strategies through affordable homeownership opportunities and promotes job creation. It also provides direct services to parents and youth, such as free tax preparation services, financial literacy training, and after-school mentoring and tutoring.