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About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help build healthy neighborhoods and providing affordable housing opportunities in the Belknap, Creston and Stocking neighborhoods of Grand Rapids.

Equal Housing Opportunity Statement

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.


The New Development Corporation (NDC) was formed in 1998 by West Side activists to rehabilitate housing in Grand Rapids’ west side Stocking area. Expanded in 2004 to include the Creston and Belknap areas, the name was changed to incorporate the new geography. New Development Corporation’s approach to housing development and home ownership is a follows:

  • Housing Development – NDC purchases “stressed” homes and completes high quality renovations to prepare the homes for sale to income eligible homebuyers.

Where We Work

New Development Corporation serves the Belknap, Creston and Stocking neighborhoods of Grand Rapids. These neighborhoods make up the north end of the city and are located in specific target areas designated by the City of Grand Rapids. The three specific target areas are highlighted in blue on the map below:

Click here to view a copy of our 2016 990.