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The Agency

Our History


Kingdom Community Development Corporation (KCDC or Kingdom CDC) is an established and mature CDC operating in the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, North Carolina. KCDC’s work is dedicated to increasing and creating wealth for low-resource communities and individuals in its service area.  The Executive Director and a 7-member Board of Directors, including representatives from the private sector, public officials, and community leaders, provide leadership in the fulfillment of the organization’s mission.

 

The idea to organize a neighborhood-based organization was initiated in 1995 by several individuals concerned with the conditions of their community.  Thus, Kingdom CDC was established to promote community development by providing affordable housing to low and moderate income families in the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.  In 1999, the CDC underwent a strategic re-organization and a new Executive Director was hired. In 2014, the Deputy Director transitioned into the new Executive Director.  

 

The organization provides new home construction, homebuyer education classes, credit and budget counseling in addition to several programs such as the Individual Development Account (IDA), North Carolina Home Protection Program and Loan Fund (NCHPP), State Home Foreclosure Prevention Program (SHFPP), National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC).  

 

Since 1999, KCDC has used Federal, State, County and City investments and leveraged it to attract thousands of dollars from the private sector.  It has created more than 90 new single family homes, as well as installed all necessary infrastructures (streets, water/sewer, lights, etc.) which resulted in more than $8.7 million of completed local development.  It should be noted that the developments were completed on property which was vacant and thereby contributing very little to the local tax base. Now the areas are vibrant communities with new homeowners and, most importantly, new taxes for the local government, extending over 175 feet of new sewer lines to un-served communities eliminating failing septic tanks in the County and City.

 

Under its housing counseling and education program, KCDC served 341 individuals for the HUD fiscal year of October 2016 – October 2017.  In the fiscal year of October 2017-Octber 2018, six hundred sixty eight individuals were served. These individuals were served either from the pre/post purchasing and rental counseling. 

 

Kingdom’s strength is in the creative partnerships that has forged.  Foundations, state agencies, local governments, private corporations, banks and others have invested in Kingdom CDC and by doing so, have invested in the future of Cumberland County and the City of Fayetteville, The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, The North Carolina Community Development Initiative, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, North Carolina State Banking Commission and BB&T along with other funders and financial institutions – all have continued to demonstrate their commitment to support Kingdom