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Lake Norman CDC

Who We Are

It All Started With A Desire


In 2022 the affordable housing task force convened by the Mayor of Cornelius, NC concluded its 2 year mission to develop the Cornelius Affordable Housing Plan.  As a result of that plan, in July 2022 a group of compassionate and civic-minded leaders joined together, with support from the Town of Cornelius, to form the Cornelius Community Development Corporation (CDC).  We determined the establishment of a community development corporate was the best way to address a critical need in our community – affordable housing.  In 2023 we expanded our vision to see thriving communities where people can live where they work throughout the Lake Norman area and changed our name to Lake Norman CDC. 


We Are Grounded by Our Guiding Principles


As a group, we are steadfast and enthusiastic in our mission to make a difference in people’s lives through advancing attainable affordable housing opportunities.

Our principles are more than words on a website. They represent what motivates our commitment to listen, act and partner in ways that will inspire others to join our mission.



We Advance and Promote Attainable Affordable Housing

We believe having more of those who work in our community afford to live in our community is a cornerstone to a strong, diverse, and stable community and inspired environment.  We are committed to providing right solutions for our communities and ensuring a wide range of voices are heard.

Inspire Success

We believe affordable housing may start with a roof, but we help residents beyond securing shelter.  By providing coaching and other services, we are committed to inspiring people to successfully move forward towards homeownership.


Foster Partnership

We believe solving the affordable housing challenges facing our community will take creative collaboration.  Attainable affordable housing can’t be solved by just building more units.  Working in partnership with private, public and non-profit organizations we can develop innovative solutions that will make a lasting difference.

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