We are facilitators of revitalization.

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 hails a 30 year history…

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.

…of fulfilling our mission and meeting august goals.

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 to further serve the entire District of Columbia through a number of programs for small businesses, enrichment programs for high school youth, scholarship program, and continuing development of brick and mortar commercial, retail and housing projects.

HSCDC is an outcomes-driven facilitator…

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 concentrated on commercial and retail efforts that created jobs and initiated community cohesiveness through a collaborative process that involved HSCDC members, elected officials, corridor vendors and merchants, and neighbors of HSCDC.

…positioned to influence the future of the entire District

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.


…by acquisition, revitalization, and preservation of affordable housing.