Our Story

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Working with you to invest in our community and create a more equitable Kent.

Our Focus

KCDC focuses on equitable community development so that everyone can participate in and benefit from decisions that shape our neighborhood and the greater Kent community, especially communities of color, immigrants, refugees and low-income residents.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

  • Advocate for the health and well-being of all Kent residents

  • Focus on those with the greatest disparities

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  • Focus on affordable, safe, family-sized housing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • Increase access to opportunities for locally owned businesses 

  • Increase connections between residents, businesses, and local government to foster belonging

In May 2018, KCDC received a two-year Communities of Opportunity grant award to support the collective power of Kent residents to foster positive outcomes in health, affordable housing, and economic opportunities in the city.