About Us


The Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation
57 Wadsworth Avenue NY, NY 10033


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Office Hours: M-F 9am - 5pm
Tel: (212) 795-1600
Fax: (212) 781-4051

Dennis Reeder, Executive Director WHIDC@aol.com
Maria Bassallo, Business Counselor/ Loan Officer MBassalloWHIDC@aol.com
Zuleika Gavilanes, Business Counselor/ Loan Officer ZGavilanesWHIDC@aol.com
Geiny Paulino, Business Outreach Counselor/ Trainer GPaulinoWHIDC@aol.com

More commonly referred to as WHIDC (pronounced "WIDIK"), this not-for-profit local development corporation was organized in 1978 to serve the residents and businesses in the Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem communities of northern Manhattan.

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