Our History

History of Smith Hill Community Development Corporation


Smith Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing. Now entering its 27th year of business, Smith Hill CDC continues to offer home ownership and rental opportunities in the Smith Hill and Wanskuck neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island.

Since its incorporation in 1992, over 175 rental, homeowner, condominium, and landlord units have been established.  Additionally, it is the first CDC in Rhode Island to offer Permanent Supportive Housing for survivors of domestic violence.

As well as housing development and management, the Smith Hill CDC offers resident services, community garden beautification, youth programming, and neighborhood events.

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