The Community Development Partnership
The Community Development Partnership (CDP) nurtures a vibrant Lower Cape region by promoting environmental and economic sustainability, expanding opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents, and preserving our unique cultural and historic character.
Objective #1 - Strengthen business sectors with competitive regional advantage, especially traditional and renewable natural resource based industries.
A. Multi-enterprise sector specific initiatives such as cooperative marketing campaigns, cooperative buying initiatives & cooperative and/or targeted funding programs.
B. Increase access to capital.
C. Research ways to strengthen local connections among producers, distributors and consumers.
Objective #2 - Increase the affordability and availability of safe, stable year round housing for local residents.
A. Advocacy & Policy Agenda designed to increase resources for small scale housing development appropriate for the Lower Cape.
B. Increase buyer/renter readiness.
C. Play a supporting role with towns, housing authorities, other non-profits and/or for profit developers in the development of new affordable rental or homeownership units.
D. Opportunistically acquire existing market rate units and preserve them as permanently deed restricted rental units.
Objective #3 - Increase energy efficiency and local renewable energy generation.
A. Support the ability of small businesses to develop sustainable business practices.
B. Develop green retro-fit program for existing housing stock in the region, including CDP’s affordable rental portfolio.
C. Research the feasibility of CDP owned solar systems for residential and/or business use.