Phipps Community Development Corporation (Phipps CDC) is the social services affiliate of Phipps Houses, New York City’s oldest and largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing. Phipps CDC is a multi-service nonprofit that provides a comprehensive network of educational, vocational and community programs across the Bronx and Manhattan. Phipps CDC serves more than 8,000 children, teens and adults in on-site and neighborhood-based programs such as Head Start, after-school, summer camp, literacy/ESL, GED, college prep, work readiness, resident support, and family services. These programs are funded by government grants and contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals.
We believe that people thrive in vibrant communities where there are genuine opportunities. Our mission is to help individuals and families access academic, economic, and civic opportunities that enhance their ability to strengthen their neighborhoods, succeed at school and work, raise healthy families, and become engaged members of their communities.
After more than half a century of developing affordable housing, Phipps Houses recognized that building enduring communities required more than bricks and mortar. In 1972, Phipps Community Development Corporation was founded to serve the individuals and families living in Phipps Houses buildings and the surrounding neighborhoods. Phipps CDC serves neighborhoods in West Farms, Melrose and Morrisania in the Bronx, and Bellevue South in Manhattan. Through the combination of affordable housing and human services, the Phipps family of companies continues to help the people of New York City build healthy communities.