Welcome to the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation!

A Message from Executive Director Jean Lamb:

Greetings from Smith Hill!!

These are exciting times for us as we are now celebrating 25 years of building affordable homes for residents of the Smith Hill community.  In that time, we have developed over 175 units of rental, homeowner, condominium and landlord units. We are proud to be the first CDC in the state of Rhode Island to providence Permanent Supportive Housing to survivors of domestic violence.

But we are so much more than housing… We offer financial literacy classes to renters and prospective home-buyers, provide afterschool programming for the youth of our neighborhood, manage a community garden, and coordinate community beautification projects. 

Please revisit us each month for new developments, organizational updates and resident stories. For the latest information on our “day-to-day,” including upcoming events and partner initiatives, follow and like us on Facebook

As the Executive Director of this dynamic organization filled with community-minded staff and board members, I am proud and honored to take Smith Hill CDC to the next level. We hope you will consider joining our team: as a participant at one of our many community events, or as a member of our Board of Directors, or as a donor to our Annual Appeal campaign.

Your support means so much and we would love to hear from you!

Enjoy the day,

Jean Lamb Signature



Jean M. Lamb

Executive Director

“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.” –  Norman Cousins