Area Neighborhood Development Corporation
Phone: (901) 948-0504
Board of Directors:
Maria Van Werkhooven-Vice Chair
The organization is challenged to provide affordable housing for single mothers who have limited resources. Presently, MANDCO manages the 28 rental housing, occupied primarily by female heads of households. The rents are structured to serve families who are 50 percent or below of the median income. The majority of the residents are self-supportive, employed in skilled, as well as unskilled, positions. The long range goal of the organization is to become more proficient in providing affordable housing to a diverse population, ultimately developing housing for sale to moderate-income families and commercial redevelopment.
A six block residential area of detached homes became the focus for scattered-site revitalization to address the severely blighted conditions. This project paved the way for housing programs that changed the direction for Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) in low-income neighborhoods. Abandoned and neglected units, acquired and renovated for sale or lease to low and very low-income families, have provided more than 30 single-family units at affordable rates.
MANDCO also completed the acquisition and rehabilitation of a 314 unit multi-family LIHTC housing project. The George Washington Manor Apartments renovation effort addresses the critical need for low to moderate income multi-family housing in the southwest Memphis corridor.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES:
• Building Trades Program for chronically unemployed residents
• Over 300 units of affordable rental housing
• Computer Literacy Program
• Community Leadership Development
• Girl Scout troop for rental housing residents
• Continuing needs assessments
• Community awareness on the hazards of lead paint
• Safe streets community
• Social service referrals