Rafael Cestero

President & CEO


220 E 42nd St, 16th Fl
New York, NY 10017-5823

About Community Preservation Corporation

The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) is a nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company that was formed in 1974 as a direct response to the issues of abandonment and blight that were facing New York City’s neighborhoods at the time.

At CPC we believe that housing is central to transforming underserved neighborhoods into thriving, vibrant communities. We strive to be more than just a lender - working as a partner to provide technical expertise, support and flexible solutions that help meet the capital needs and broader community revitalization goals of our customers, local stakeholders, and the communities we serve.

As a mission-driven organization, we have been a catalyst for bringing new partners and sources of public and private funding together to help rebuild, strengthen, and stabilize neighborhoods from the Bronx and Harlem to New Rochelle, Downtown Syracuse and Buffalo, and many others.

Housing Development & Rehabilitation

  • Multi-Family Rental Development

Debt & Equity Investing

  • Commercial and/or Development Lending