The Incorporated Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency (CDA) is a public benefit corporation established in 1964 under Title 15 Section 585-A of the General Municipal law of the State of New York.
Initial efforts undertaken by the CDA in the 1960's involved the removal of substandard housing in the downtown area. Included in this effort was the Mitchell-Lama apartments on Jackson Street and Washington Street and the Washington Square apartments between Washington Street and Clinton Street, south of Jackson Street.
Commercial redevelopment centered around the construction of a Holiday Inn and a seven story office building on Clinton Street south of Fulton Street. The Holiday Inn was converted into subsidized apartments for seniors and families.
In the 1970's the CDA was part of the effort to realign Greenwich Street and Main Street. This allowed for a smooth flow of traffic into the downtown of the Village from the south. In the years since, the CDA has been a vital partner in the creation of Affordable Housing, Senior Housing, and the redevelopment of commercial spaces.
The Community Development Agency's function is to plan and implement programs involving the rehabilitation of both the residential and commercial sectors of the village, foster economic growth, provide assistance to public service organizations, eliminate blight and improve opportunities for low and moderate income citizens.
To plan, execute, and effectuate projects, programs, and policies which address community revitalization; prevent and/or arrest conditions that create blight and deterioration; develop a viable community; create opportunities for economic development, affordable housing and a better quality of life for the residents of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead.
Board of Directors
Mayor Don Ryan
Tina Hodge- Bowles
Kiera L. Blue
Ricky A. Cooke, Sr.
Business Development Revitalization