Community Development programs are designed to improve the quality of living in the North End of Providence and surrounding vicinities. These programs include:
- Needs Assessment
- Housing Placement
- Housing Repair and Grants
- First Time Home-buyers Workshops
- Environmental Programs
- Proposal Writing Assistance
- Commercial Development
- Beautification Projects
Community Development also encompasses taking on a leadership role in the community on issues that affect the health and well-being of the families in the neighborhood and surrounding areas.
The Housing Development Corporation of the North End (HDCNE) located on Charles Street in Providence was established by The DaVinci Center to enhance the quality of living in the area. In particular it focuses on providing affordable housing to low and moderate income people. The DaVinci Center sponsors First Time Home-Buyers Workshops in conjunction with RI Housing.