The History of City Wide CDC

City Wide Community Development Corporation

Dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods through providing affordable housing and other services, City Wide Community Development Corporation received its 501 (c)(3) determination from the Internal Revenue Service in 2001.

By 2003, the organization had acquired two apartment complexes in the southeast area of Dallas.  City Wide CDC performed major rehabilitation on the apartments and provided a range of tenant services including a literacy program and children’s summer camp.  The two apartment complexes were subsequently sold.

Wishing to expand the organization’s mission to include housing for women, veterans, and the homeless, the board of directors hired Sherman Roberts in July 2006 as its new president and chief executive officer. With a proven track record of providing affordable housing and social programs to families and individuals with low to very low income, Mr. Roberts has raised in excess of $30 million in operating and development funds and leveraged millions in development loans since that time.

Completed Projects:

  • Blossom Gardens – City Wide CDC rehabilitated this 12 unit apartment project in east Dallas for low income seniors and continues to own and manage the property. Read More
  • Neighborhood Stabilization – Under a City of Dallas grant, CityWide CDC has built 13 single family homes in the Runyon Springs neighborhood that have been sold to families who are at or below 50% of the area median income level. Read More
  • Jubilee Park – City Wide CDC developed and manages this 24-unit apartment complex offering housing to seniors at 30% below the median income. The property is owned by the Housing Finance Corporation. Read more


Projects underway:

  • Real Estate Owned – A number of area banks and other financial institutions rely on City Wide CDC to refurbish and sell or rent residential properties acquired through foreclosure that are located throughout the area. These affordable homes are sold at a considerable discount and generally range from $35 - $40,000. Read more
  • Lancaster Urban Village – a mixed use, mixed income, transit-oriented development of 193 apartment units, 14,000 square feet of office space and a 392-space parking garage across from the VA Medical Center. Completion scheduled in early 2014. Read More
  • Lancaster Kiest Village – Serenity Place apartment homes, targeted to homeless women with/without children, will be clustered around a resident clubhouse with supportive services. Facing Lancaster Road will be an 8,000 square foot office/retail structure. The popular Rudy’s Chicken drive-in, long a fixture in this neighborhood will move a block north into a new building. Rudy’s is scheduled for completion late in 2013 with the remainder of the development to follow. Read More
  • Lancaster/Opal Area – Midway between the two above projects, the Opal site will also offer retail fronting on Lancaster Road for the three-story, high density, mixed use development for veterans and seniors. Two-story carriage way apartments will transition to the surrounding single family neighborhood. Pre-development planning is already underway. Read more


City Wide CDC

Location: 3730 S. Lancaster Rd   Suite #100 Dallas, TX 75216

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