CDP strengthens the impact of grassroots organizations in New York City’s low-income and other excluded communities. We partner with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives, and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice.

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CDP’s team of experienced
CDP’s Research and Policy

On Thursday, December 11th, CDP released our latest report, The Eldercare Dialogues: A Grassroots Strategy to Transform Long-term Care to over 125 attendees.  Among those in attendance were care recipients, caregivers, domestic workers, allies, and elected officials, including representatives from the offices of Speaker Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC’s Department for the Aging, and the Mayor’s Office of

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CDP’s team of experienced attorneys provides a wide range of legal assistance to help advance community groups’ campaigns for social and economic justice. Our main types of legal work include:

Affordable Housing

Data in support of organizing

CDP partners with dozens of grassroots community groups in New York to support their work toward social and economic justice. Not only are we proud to partner with them but we also are proud of their work. To that end, we would like to share a list of some of our partner organizations with links to their important work: