About Us

About Us


Located in Queens, New York, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation was established in 1978. Our goal is to be the catalyst for the Rockaway’s revitalization by implementing community development activities that remove barriers to economic growth, stimulate the local economy and create jobs.


Our Mission 

“To promote the revitalization of the Rockaway’s economic base and to assist residents in securing an improved quality of life”.


Our Services

RDRC’s services are free-of-charge and administered by trained and experienced staff. We offer small business advisory and entrepreneurial assistance; Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certification assistance; HUD certified housing counseling for first-time homeowners and families at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure; credit counseling and financial education; introductions to computer classes, youth and adult employment assistance; and youth career and college preparedness assistance. RDRC is also actively involved several real estate and commercial development projects focused on creating new mixed homeownership and business attraction opportunities ( Arverne By The Sea, Arverne East), improving public spaces  (Beach 20th Street Plaza, Beach 21st Street Transit Hub) and the  development of a 9,000 square  foot commercial property located in downtown Far Rockaway known as the Renaissance Center.