Community Development

The Community Development Project (CDP) provides legal assistance, education, advocacy, and other support for grassroots community and economic development, primarily in Manhattan and the Bronx. Through the promotion of low income entrepreneurship, representation of nonprofits that provide essential community services, and supporting the development and preservation of affordable housing, the CDP strengthens low-income communities and deters displacement of its residents. Volunteer lawyers engage in a wide range of corporate work, tax, real estate, commercial leasing, intellectual property, and employment law representation, and participate in all aspects of creating and representing tax-exempt organizations, low income micro-entrepreneurs, and low-income tenants/shareholders.