CICD works to improve the economic, social and physical well-being of the Caribbean community of Boston–most notably through ensuring access to safe, affordable housing.
Founded in Mattapan, Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD) is a community development organization that works to improve the economic, social and physical well-being of the Caribbean community and other marginalized populations throughout the greater Boston area. CICD's primary focus is the revitalization of underserved communities through the development of affordable housing projects. Working with government agencies, real estate developers and other partners, we create homes that are environmentally conscious, ethically financed and built with the health and well-being of residents as the first priority.
Our goal is to transform housing into thriving households, neighborhoods, and communities. To create and maintain strong, stable communities, we teach tenants to understand their rights and work with them to improve their financial literacy skills. Together with our partners, we provide culturally sensitive community programming and resources in the areas of employment, personal finance, legal assistance and more, removing the language and technology barriers that often prevent immigrants, and especially the Haitian-Creole-speaking population, from accessing vital services. Through our efforts, we build a brighter future for disenfranchised groups in Boston and beyond.
While CICD has historically served members of the Caribbean Diaspora, our services are available to underserved individuals regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and/or religious beliefs.