Coretta Scott-King HDFC for

Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartment


            Coretta Scott-King HDFC Executive Board Members

          Dedra Wade, President           Scott-Short,Vice President

 Elaine Jones Secretary  Emily Kurtz, Treasurer   Dennis Taylor, Exec. Board  

             Linda Daniel, Exec. Board     Rob Lowe, Exec. Board



           History of the Coretta Scott-King Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Coretta Scott-King Housing Development Fund Corporation, Inc (HDFC,Inc) is responsible for bringing the Coretta Scott-King Senior Housing into reality and maintaining it after rental of apartments. 

Community Partners Commission Association, Inc is the founding and lead sponsor/developer. More recently, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council,Inc (RBSCC, Inc) was brought on board as a co-developer to assist with funding and to lend their organization's expertise in senior housing development

The board is comprised of seven (7) members; four (4) members from

CPCA, Inc & three (3) members from RBSCC, Inc

Under the leadership and inspiration of Dedra Wade. President of CPCA, Inc and the Coretta Scott-King HDFC, the organization was awarded ownership of a vacant lot formerly owned by HPD and valued at more than $2 million dollars. The lot, located in East New York Brooklyn at McClancy Pl and Jerome St,  had laid dormant and was filth filled for more than 40 years. The construction of the Coretta Scott-King Senior Housing will provide housing and vitalize the community.

Dedra Wade, with Gloria Caldwell, HUD Project Consultant, created and submitted the HUD 202 Senior Housing Grant that was approved and awarded more than $7 million dollars to construct senior housing. The also orchestrated efforts for more than $4 million dollars in funding from the Brooklyn Borough President, Mayor of New York and the City Council.

The organization has unwavering support from local residents and City Officials who know of the desperate need for senior housing.  

The community residents picked the name Coretta Scott-King for the housing after the death of Coretta Scott-King; they wanted to memorialized the essence of her life. The Board keep close contact with the community to keep all aware of progress.

Community Partners Commission Assoc.,Inc now leads the successful alliance of CPCA, Inc and RBSCC, Inc to bring the dream of Coretta Scott-King Senior Housing to reality

The project broke ground August 15, 2013 and Cheever Development, General Contractors and Architects UAI - Urban Architectural Initiatives are making steady progress completing construction

We await the opening of Coretta Scott-King Senior Housing in 2014

                      "The Dream Is Still Alive in Brooklyn"