Inherent in its core, HSCDC is an experienced community development corporation committed to neighborhood revitalization efforts that include the creation and retention of affordable housing and developing commercial retail opportunities.
H Street Community Development Corporation
H Street Community Development Corporation (HSCDC) is a private, nonprofit organization, established in 1984 by residents, business owners, financial institutions, and government, to restore the riot-torn H Street corridor and residential neighborhood by developing vacant land and attracting new business. As the development vehicle, the Community Development Corporation— is a non-profit corporation blending the energies of community activists with the financial resources of government and private lenders .
HSCDC created a unique model tailored to the needs of the community. While most Community Development Corporations concentrated on housing, HSCDC established a different approach. Through commercial development, HSCDC worked to create jobs, generate business prosperity, and achieve visible improvements at blighted properties in the community. HSCDC quickly set out to revitalize economically troubled neighborhoods by developing housing and commercial projects.
Early development successes included the John A Wilson Building, which created 1200 jobs and provided offices for government social-service agencies, and low-and moderate-rate rental and for-sale housing in Wards 2, 5, and 6. Over time, HSCDC has emerged
HSCDC'’s core capacity is the ability to revitalize, strengthen, and cultivate neighborhoods. After the riots, HSCDC emerged as a leader in the community by spearheading the revitalization of the H Street corridor through adjacent neighborhoods and con