Holy Trinity Community Development Corporation (CDC)
Breaks Ground

[Photo: Officials with shovels in hand ready to break ground]
Left to Right: Larry Blackmon (Holy Trinity CDC, Project Manager), Kenny Young (City of North Las Vegas, Neighborhood Services), Rev. Cynthia Pitts (Richard Allen Outreach, Executive Director), Mr. Larry Woodrump, (Bank West, President), Ms. Emmanuel Wasson (Trinity AME, First Lady), Ron Miles, (Operations Specialist, Las Vegas HUD Field Office)

Holy Trinity Community Development Corporation broke ground on its first single family housing project in North Las Vegas. The groundbreaking was also for the entry of Holy Trinity into the world of community development. Holy Trinity CDC is an affiliate of Holy Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church. " Holy Trinity is not only about providing spiritual guidance, but also caring for the needs of the community". The church administers a primary school. In addition, through its other entity; Richard Allen Community Outreach, health education, financial and budgeting seminars are sponsored.

Over the past year with guidance from the Las Vegas HUD Office, Mr. Ronald Miles, Operations Specialist also working as a faith-based/community liaison the Holy Trinity CDC was formed and received immediate financial support from the City of North Las Vegas and Bank West. The City of North Las Vegas is supporting the first phase of a nine (9) unit, single family development with a HOME grant of $290,000. Bank West is sponsoring construction and permanent financing. Also supporting this development is Tech Start, a community based, not for profit organization that reconditions computers and provides technical assistance for computer usage has committed to donate computers to each of the new homes. TechStart states that they are committed to narrowing the digital divide for families of low/moderate income.

Mr. Kenneth J. LoBene, Nevada State Field Director commended Holy Trinity AME and it's entities, and encourages the partnerships with private, government, and not for profit groups.

Content Archived: August 16, 2011