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Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation

Submitted by CCPH on January 18, 2017. Get Healthy Heights Columbia Community Partnership for Health

WHIDC was organized in 1978 to serve the residents and businesses in Northern Manhattan. WHIDC is a tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. WHIDC is also a United States Treasury Department Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
Business Opportunity Success System (B.O.$.$). BO$$ focuses on the delivery of capital, technical assistance and referral services to micro enterprises. We define micro-enterprises as those businesses with less than ten employees and annual gross income of less than $500,000. Three programs are available:

In May of 2011 we implemented a Legal Assistance component for neighborhood businessess in conjuction with the law firm of Clifford Chance, LLP and the NYU School of Law.

Services provided:

Micro-Business Loan program a loan program to service very small businesses located in the Washington Heights and Inwood community of Manhattan.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) was created in New York State by the NYS Omnibus Economic Development Act of 1987. Since its inception, the EAP initiative has helped entrepreneurs create new businesses and has provided in-depth assistance to minorities, women and dislocated workers interested in starting a business.

Child Care Business Development Program The CCBDP assists local childcare providers succeed in establishing a business that provides a living wage, stable employment, and high quality childcare services.

For more information, visit: WHIDC


The Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation
57 Wadsworth Avenue
New York
United States
Phone: (212) 795-1600
Fax: (212) 781-4051