ORIGIN

The CDC of Leesburg was born out of a lawsuit brought by the Tri-City NAACP Local Chapter against the City of Leesburg
and Leesburg Regional Medical Center – for the illegal use of code enforcement to acquire residential property in African-American neighborhoods and converting them to support facilities for the expansion of the Medical Center.  The areas cited in the lawsuit included the East Pine Street, Carver Heights, and Montclair neighborhoods.

 

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Purchased and coordinated the predevelopment activities of
Heritage Estates which leadto the construction of approximately
31 homes.

Coordinated the construction of new homes for workforce housing
in targeted areas.

Contributed $150,000 towards City of Leesburg Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help with the
rehabilitation of homes in the East Leesburg area.

Advocated on the behalf of low-income homeowners for
improved utilities, crime prevention activities, and basic
neighborhood services.

Sparked economic development through the renovations
of historical buildings on Mike Street – Barbershop,
Beauty Salon, and Museum & Youth Opportunity Center.

Implemented Home Maintenance and Housing Repair Program

Provided Down Payment Assistance to First-Time Homebuyers

Funded market study for the reuse of under-utilized land
parcels in East Leesburg.

Funded predevelopment activities that will lead to the installation
of undergroundelectrical utilities, sidewalks, and other infrastructure
improvements for the Carver Heights neighborhood.