of number of Black and Latino renters in Boston who are severely housing cost burdened
of Caribbean immigrants
in Boston live below
the poverty line.
full-time, minimum wage
workers could not afford
median Boston rents without
being severely cost-burdened.
is the median net worth of Black Caribbean households in Boston–compared to $247,000 for White households.
Advancing Equal Housing Opportunities for Immigrant Communities
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 distressed neighborhoods, preserve ethnic, cultural, racial diversity, and advance the economic and social well-being of Boston residents.
CICD's model for change:
The U.S. is confronting an affordable housing crisis, and it's impacting Americans across the income spectrum. In Greater Boston, housing costs have increased faster than incomes for the poorest third of families, exacerbating local inequality and widening the racial wealth gap.
CICD leverages real estate development in struggling communities to build healthy neighborhoods and broadens access to economic opportunities. We develop affordable housing solutions and offer culturally sensitive support and resources through programming for professional development, workforce training and community engagement.
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:
It's good for
It builds diverse and
Watch our video about revitalization of a lot in Mattapan
that's been vacant for over 30 years.