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Branding: HCDC. Design by Isaac Paris.  Designed for SGNET Solutions.  Interactive by SGNET Solutions.
Harlem Community DevelopmentCorporation (“Harlem CDC”), a New York State agency, was created in 1995 toserve the greater Harlem community, including East Harlem, Central Harlem, WestHarlem and Washington Heights, through planning and facilitating the developmentof a range of community development projects and revitalization initiativesthat will restore Upper Manhattan as an economically stable and culturallyvibrant community.To implement its mission, HarlemCDC targets the redevelopment of vacant or underutilized commercial andresidential property. Its goal in this regard is to attract new businesses,retain and grow existing businesses, provide access to homeownershipopportunities and create employment opportunities for Upper Manhattanresidents. 

Harlem CDC also seeks to empower local Harlem businesses andentrepreneurs so that they can more fully participate in new and ongoingbusiness opportunities. This goal is achieved by:Providinginformation and technical assistance to community-based organizations to assistthem in planning, development and management of their own economic developmentprojects;Encouragingthe involvement of community-based organizations in major projects beingundertaken in Harlem by private developers, particularly where New York Stateassistance has been requested; andFacilitatingthe community’s access to New York State’s resources and programs, includingfinancial assistance and skills training.Harlem CDC is a subsidiary of the NYS UrbanDevelopment Corporation d.b.a. Empire State Development Corporation (“ESDC”).Harlem CDC has four primary departments:  CommercialDevelopment, Residential Development, UrbanPlanning and the Weatherization Assistance Program. Eachdepartment has an area of expertise that contributes to Harlem CDC’s overallmission.