Mission Statement

The MC CDC participates in, and encourages, community development for the community and by the community. Our focus includes but is not limited to quality affordable housing, commercial, economic development, employment and training.

At the core of the MC CDC’s mission, is a goal to create rent-to-own housing opportunities, while simultaneously addressing affordable home ownership for the “Workforce” and moderate-income class. At the completion of proposed developments, the MC CDC will ultimately assist families in finding and maintaining affordable housing with nearby retail space to service the community’s needs.

The MC CDC also plans to aggressively pursue commercial opportunities that will complete and compliment the development and revitalization of the community.

The MC CDC was formed in 1999 by a neighborhood coalition in Jersey City, NJ. It is based in the Morris Canal Area, also known as Lafayette, just outside of Liberty State Park. The MC CDC has received developer’s designation by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency for properties in the Morris Canal Redevelopment Area and Jersey City has written the MC CDC into its redevelopment plan.

The MC CDC has assembled an experienced and committed Board of Directors, whose donation of time and expertise, along with our talented group of volunteers, provides an excellent pool of resources for the MC CDC to draw from.