Community Development.
Economic Well-being.

of small business loans go to
neighborhoods made up of

people of color

10%

ONLY

30%

of foreign-born Caribbeans
make up the largest section
of Boston's workforce

64%

of eviction filings in Boston are
in neighborhoods that impact

people of color

Foreign-born Caribbeans
make up the largest section
of Boston's workforce

30%

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Advancing Equal Housing Opportunities for Immigrant Communities

MISSION

Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD) is dedicated to working with and for Caribbean immigrants and people of color to build more vibrant and economically resilient neighborhoods. CICD fosters community development by creating affordable housing and  implementing programs that revitalize distress neighborhoods, preserve ethnic, cultural, racial diversity, and advance the economic and social well-being of Boston residents.

Inequities facing our community:

The U.S. is confronting an affordable housing crisis, and it's impacting Americans across the income spectrum. Even though the economy continues to improve, Americans face widening economic inequity, which affects their ability
to pay for housing because wage growth fails
to match housing costs.

POVERTY

Approximately 23% of Caribbean immigrants in Boston live below the poverty line.

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.1% of Caribbean
immigrants are unemployed.

HOUSING BURDEN

More than 50% of Caribbean immigrants in Boston are classified as housing-burdened.

CICD's model for change:

CICD leverages real estate development in struggling communities to build healthy neighborhoods and broaden access to economic opportunities. We explore affordable housing solutions and offer culturally sensitive support and resources through programming for professional development, workforce training and community engagement.

Our model focuses on
3 key areas:
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AFFORDABLE
HOUSING

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
& WORKFORCE TRAINING

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COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

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You can change the lives of generations to come

Homes & Hope go hand-in-hand

Our nation is in the midst of a serious affordable housing crisis with only 4 million affordable homes available for the country's 11 million extremely low-income families. Affordable housing is vital because:

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It makes
communities healthier

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It's good for
children

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It creates
economic opportunity

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It builds diverse and
stable communities

Watch our video about revitalization of a lot in Mattapan
that's been vacant for over 30 years.

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We need you to help create affordable living spaces for communities adversely affected by gentrification.
 

join our community of partners

For more information, contact Donald Alexis, President of the
Caribbean Integration Community Development at 
dalexis@cicdofboston.org or visit our contact us page.

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