IN SWEET AUBURN
Our community is made up of residents, business owners, nonprofits and other key stakeholders that bring diversity across income, race and background. While they have different walks of life, our community embodies a shared belief in the importance of building a community that offers equitable access to opportunities for all stakeholders in our neighborhood. This philosophy drives the culture and retaining of the residents and business owners that will always call Sweet Auburn home.
The HDDC team is made up of passionate individuals with deep knowledge in economic development, affordable housing and historic building preservation and are committed to honoring the history and culture that make Sweet Auburn an unique and vibrant place to live, work and play.
HDDC believes in the historic preservation of places and spaces with the primary intent to create convening spaces that speak to the wants and desires of the community. We preserve facades and structures of our historically relevant building but repurpose their use to address non-displacement, access and the other shared goals that we advocate for the benefit of our stakeholders.
HDDC has always employed innovative approaches to revitalization. In the late 1990’s it pioneered the “block-by-block” development strategy by building new homes on vacant lots on the same streets where it rehabilitated existing dilapidated structures. The strategy became the catalyst for the revitalization of the entire neighborhood. The organization has continued to build on its successes and has expanded its reach to work throughout the entire Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.
Single-Family Homes Built/Restored
Units Multi-Family Housing
Square Feet of Commercial Space
A master planned mixed use development along the Auburn corridor comprising of retail, affordable housing options, for sale residential units, & urban agriculture components while showcasing the historical significance of the corridor.
FLATS AT THE INDIE
HDDC is introducing a pilot Long Term Affordable Shared Equity Homeownership Program. HDDC is selling (5) Deed Restrictive Homeownership units at this Old Fourth Ward property an affordable rate that will last forever.
Partnering with Mercy Housing SE, HDDC is continuing to expand our affordable housing offerings by redeveloping our property at Henderson Place; going from 58 to 76 affordable housing units averaging 60% AMI.