Community Development Council

Livable Memphis

Community Development Council

Livable Memphis

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Pizza with Planners - A Tipping Point: Targeting Blight in Frayser

Join us Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 pm at the University Neighborhoods Development Corporation (480 S. Highland) and hear from Frayser CDC director Steve Lockwood about their work targeting blight, increasing property values, spurring private investment, and reducing crime in the "yellow square" of the Grandview North neighborhood in Frayser. Find event info and register here.

Community LIFT Announces CDC Capacity Building Fund

The Capacity Building Fund is available exclusively to Memphis CDCs to increase their core capacity and bolster community reinvestment activities in distressed neighborhoods. The fund builds on the recommendations of the 2015 State of the CDC Industry report and will help prepare CDCs to take on projects that support housing, commercial and recreational redevelopment. Learn more about the fund here.

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Member Spotlight

Our newest member spotlight is on The Works, Inc, a community development corporation located in South Memphis. The Works, a CDC born from the work of St. Andrew AME Church, has a rich history and presence within its neighborhood. Their mission is to rebuild, restore and renew families and the environments in which they live through housing, social services, and economic development.

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About Us

Community Development Council of Greater Memphis (CD Council) is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support the development and redevelopment of healthy, vibrant, attractive, and economically sustainable neighborhoods throughout the Memphis region. We accomplish this through policy and advocacy; community engagement and civic engagement; and capacity building programs for community development organizations. 

Livable Memphis, a program within CD Council, promotes the same priorities with a special focus on growth and development issues – including land use and transportation – and on increasing public participation in planning and development decisions. 


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