Examples of Our Work

CDP partners with community groups in many different ways to strengthen their organizing. Examples include:

  • Filing a suit against a negligent landlord in housing court to obtain apartment repairs for a group of tenants organized by a community group
  • Suing a restaurant owner who hasn’t been paying his employees minimum wage or overtime, to strengthen a group’s worker-organizing efforts
  • Producing a “people’s plan” for the redevelopment of a waterfront neighborhood by surveying and interviewing local residents
  • Negotiating a legally binding agreement between local community groups and the developer of a large city-owned property, to ensure that the development has community space, living wage jobs and services needed by community members
  • Conducting financial justice legal clinics to help community groups combat fraud targeting immigrant communities

Learn more about each of CDP's practice areas or visit our press page to read recent stories about our work with community groups.