Citizens Opportunity for Development & Equality (CODE)

Citizen's Opportunity for Development & Equality, Inc. (CODE) is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 1981 to promote revitalization activities in the City of Jamestown, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County, and Western NY. Their focus is everything that encompasses neighborhood preservation and community development.

CODE's primary focus is on developing, owning and managing apartments. They own over 200 safe, sanitary and affordable apartments for low income residents. We choose to partner with service providers so they expand their ability to deliver services rather than compete with them and dilute their service stream. They are partnering with the Jamestown YMCA on an award-winning summer/after school meals program; with a mental health organization to integrate their clients into our apartments; and with the Southwestern Independent Living Center to assist person with limited mobility find suitable housing within our apartments. Clients of SILC receive a priority in obtaining an apartments but must meet all other occupancy requirements.

Their Chadakoin Building is managed by the Jamestown Housing Authority because it is privately-owned, public housing developed with mixed-finance funding. It was redeveloped with NYS HCR funding and includes Public Housing operating subsides from HUD.

Phone: (716) 483-7541