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Benedict-Allen CDC

2601 Read Street, Suite 115

Columbia,SC 29204

Office:  803.705.4682

Fax:      803.705.7081

Email:   info@benedictallencdc.org

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ABOUT US

Our Mission

The Benedict-Allen CDC's mission is to revitalize distressed communities through the construction of affordable housing, promoting commercial and economic development, financial literacy and consumer credit education programs, housing 
counseling, and job skills training, and other empowerment activities in low wealth communities. We serve low to moderate income families.

 

Who We Serve

The CDC serves the seven counties in the Columbia, C MSA and the 28 census tracts of the Columbia, SC  Empowerment Zone located in Richland County.  This area was federally designated in 1999 and is characterized by high unemployment, a high percentage of female-headed households, very low household wealth and per capita income, and low rates of minority business ownership.  

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Our Work

In the past 20 years, the CDC has raised nearly $9 million dollars in Private and Federal Funds and leveraged over $12 million in resources to orchestrate its community and economic development efforts.

The CDC has become a national recognized agency for its successful endeavors as a community development corporation, and awarded for the sustainable  partnership created with Benedict College (an HBCU) as well as with local government and federal entities. The CDC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of members from Benedict College , Allen University, local government officials, community leaders, and residents.