Shaping the future, home by home
The Lott Community Development Corporation was founded on a single mission: to build a better quality of life for New York’s elderly, those who were formerly homeless, and individuals of low to moderate income. The organization accomplishes this mission by building safe, sustainable, beautiful housing and providing supportive services that help residents lead independent and fulfilling lives. Since its founding in 1988 as SFDS Development Corporation, Lott CDC has grown to become a leading force in revitalizing the East and Central Harlem communities, helping thousands of New Yorkers live with dignity and respect. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Lott CDC is beginning a comprehensive renovation of its portfolio, with a focus on making its buildings more sustainable and improving resident quality-of-life. The organization remains committed to its mission and is working to expand its portfolio to provide additional affordable housing in the neighborhoods it serves.