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Capitol Mall Association (CMA) is a Community Development Corporation and as a 501 ©, 3 non-profit CMA it is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of residents, area property owners and business owners, and advisors from the City of Phoenix, the State of Arizona and local private sector business leaders.

CMA primarily serves the downtown Phoenix neighborhoods bound by I-10 Freeway North and the rail road tracks at Harrison Street South; 27th Avenue to 7th Avenue West to East. In 2007, the Board of Directors voted to expand CMA's housing services mission City Wide with a focus on underserved areas.

CMA views its mission as enhancing the quality of life within the City of Phoenix neighborhoods by supporting programs and activities that encourage neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, increased homeownership and economic development.

CMA's neighborhood revitalization mission is dedicated to sustaining and rebuilding safe neighborhoods by developing various levels of quality programs. As the lead non-profit agency in local areas, CMA supports community based programs such as: Affordable Housing, Safe, Economic and Efficient local Multi-Modal transportation systems, Local Streets and Alley Safety, Individual and Community Leadership Development, Local Retail and Community Services Economic Development, Arts and Culture, After School Programs, Park Programs, Historic Preservation, Community Safety, and Crime and Blight Reduction.

Through CMA's projects, activities and partnerships, Capitol Mall has been able to:

  • Increase homeownership from 15% to 65%.
  • Generate over $10 million dollars in housing development, community restoration grant funds and contributions.
  • Clean up over 8,000 tons of trash, litter and debris, paint over 250 home exteriors, plant 200 trees throughout the neighborhood areas and replace broken windows in over 50 homes.
  • Reduce violent crime by 46% and property crime by 40%.
  • Graduate over 400 youths 9 11 from a Drug and Gang intervention program named DEFY. 90% of the graduates of this program graduated from High School. This community typically experiences a dropout rate of 67%.
  • Focus on English language learning skills for adults to assist in job attainment.
  • Graduate 40 adults and 75 fifth graders from a Financial Literacy program teaching the basics of banking to how to purchase a home.

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