The Community Development Partnership leads the Lower Cape in building a diverse year-round community of people who can afford to live, work and thrive here. To accomplish our mission, we promote, develop and manage affordable housing; nurture the launch and growth of small businesses; and facilitate collaboration with business, non-profit and government partners.
Accomplishing our mission requires several strategies and a range of programs. Our work starts with creating affordable homes—so essential to a healthy economy, but a real challenge in communities like ours where seasonal and vacation dynamics drive the market beyond the reach of many who live and work locally all year round.
We also work to launch entrepreneurs and strengthen local businesses. We believe a vibrant future depends on sustaining traditional industries and inspiring new ones—especially when they’re based on renewable natural resources such as fishing and farming.
In all that we do, we aim to protect the natural environment around us—preserving the character and sustaining the future of this special place we call home.
Our Community Investment Plan was developed and approved by the CDP’s Board of Directors to support our mission and guide our objectives. In this plan we describe the communities we serve, how we engage those communities to set goals and develop programs and how we partner with other organizations. We also lay out how our vision for the Lower Cape is informed by broader regional goals and how we finance and evaluate our work – all within the context of our track record of community development over the past two plus decades.