The ddm family of companies has created close to 1500 units of housing for low-income families.  The newly constructed or renovated apartments and homes are scattered throughout East and Central Harlem in upper Manhattan in a variety of building [...]

Fresh food grocery, meat market & family-run restaurant along East 110th Street Along a block of East 110th Street in El Barrio, Luis Perez, long-time owner/butcher of the Casablanca meat market, was working from a 800-foot space overflowing with customers [...]

A patch of land on East 125th street sat underutilized as a parking lot after the city foreclosed on it in the 70′s for non-payment of taxes.  In 1997, the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) issued a Request for Proposals [...]

ddm worked with the late Reverend Robert V. Lott, senior advocate and Founder and Honorary Chair of the Council for Senior Centers of NY, to build the first of its kind assisted living residence for low-income seniors. Reverend Lott’s dream was [...]

Upon seeing the success of TMA, Luanne Eldar, executive director of the venerable 50-year-old non-profit Casita Maria, a youth and family service organization operating in the Bronx, approached ddm for assistance. The organization owned a small building and an adjacent parcel [...]

Over the years, ddm helped create  new models of permanent and transitional housing where residents with special needs are able to live independently because of the availability of either on-site, or nearby services.  The residences were made possible through mixing [...]

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Program (NEP) run by the NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) removes hundreds of partially occupied and vacant buildings from the City inventory where they had been languishing since the 1970s when the City, through HPD, became the [...]

In 1995, the neighborhood organization, East Harlem Renewal Homes, approached ddm with a question.  Would it be possible to finance the renovation of scattered, small brownstones in East Harlem for sale to local families at affordable prices? At that time, [...]

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