Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Community Investments Vol 21, Issue 1
Back to Our Roots, Just Greener this Time: Community Development Corporations and Workforce Development

Author(s): Makini Hassan

Spring 2009

Community Investments

Community Development Corporations (CDCs) were created in the late 1960s to help low wealth communities address the range of problems associated with economic and political exclusion. Although CDCs initially engaged in a broad array of activities, from community organizing to economic development and job services, many developed an almost exclusive focus on affordable housing development during the 1980s.

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