Community Development Corporation
915 East McLemore Ave., Ste 201
Memphis, TN 38106
Chew Shannon - Chair
Ali Leonard -Vice Chair
Rubie Briwder – Secretary
enhance the lives and living environments of low-income persons with
special needs, by providing affordable accessible housing and supportive
has developed a reputation locally, at the state level, and among peers
for doing quality work and providing much needed services to individuals
with disabilities. They have developed strong relationships with other
organizations in the South Memphis area: such as, the South Memphis
Alliance, MANDCO, The WORKS, Inc., LeMoyne-Owen College CDC, Monumental
Baptist Church Redevelopment Corporation, and most recently, Riverveiw
addition, HELPING CDC has developed relationships with South Memphis
churches, community centers, and individual citizens through our Fall
Family Festival, homebuyer education classes and seminars, Girl Scouts,
community clean-ups, and other events. Their goal is to work to maintain
the legacy of our parent organization, Whitehaven Southwest Mental Health
Center, who has a proven reputation of housing and service in South
Memphis for over 30 years.
HELPING CDC is a city-wide CHDO, but is focusing on a smaller
target area that is bounded by E. Person on the North, Interstate 55
and Warren on the South, Elvis Presley on the East, and Union Railroad
on the West. CLICK
HERE to get boundary map.
HELPING, CDC has been a Community Housing Development
Organization since October 2001. Since inception, HELPING, CDC has rehabbed
9 units of rental housing and has developed 7 new construction homes.
Under the housing counseling function, HELPING has assisted more than
17 persons in purchasing their own homes over the past two years.
CDC is a THDA certified Counseling Agency and the West Tennessee Sponsor
for the Tennessee Home of Your Own Program. We work one-on-one helping
persons with disabilities to own their own homes.