JPNDC remains active through the COVID-19 crisis. Our offices are closed except for scheduled appointments. Here’s a summary of what’s happening. Questions? Contact us at

Updated 2/18/21


Small Business Services

The kinds of small businesses JPNDC serves (primarily those that rely on face-to-face interaction, as well as construction) have truly felt the brunt of the coronavirus crisis.

We are providing technical assistance via phone, email and apps to current clients and to Brewery and other of JPNDC’s commercial tenants. We’re helping them access emergency resources that are available from city, state and federal sources.

See our Small Business Services page for a variety of resources available to small businesses.

JPNDC is also busy advocating for our state government to step in to the highest degree possible (see Advocacy, below).


Family Prosperity Services

Our staff continues providing services via phone, email and apps, and limited in-person appointments.

We are helping families affected by the economic and health crises to access the resources that will help them survive and recover. We are also providing direct aid.

We continue providing assistance around job search, family finances, and credit building.


Early Education

Our Family Childcare system reopened July 1, 2020, and all 45 home-based programs are open. All our educators have implemented new safety measures to meet state standards.


Affordable Housing Development

Construction is underway at four projects: Call Carolina, 125 Amory Street, 25 Amory Street, and the JPNDC Pitts Apartments.

The new Hattie Kelton Apartments are fully occupied!

Planning is underway for three projects: 3371 Washington Street  and the Mildred Hailey Apartments in JP, and Cheney Street in Grove Hall.


JPNDC is very active in advocating for small business support, rental relief and new affordable housing creation.

Contact Samantha if you want to help:

The Brewery

Some Brewery businesses are open, including Mike’s Fitness and Ula Café.

Contact Michelle with any questions: