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, we embody 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 comprised of passionate individuals with deep knowledge in economic development, affordable housing and historic building preservation, who are committed to honoring the history and culture that make Sweet Auburn a 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 historically relevant buildings, but repurpose their use to address non-displacement, access and other shared goals that we advocate and that benefit our stakeholders.
HDDC has always employed innovative approaches to revitalization. In the late 1990’s, we pioneered the “block-by-block” development strategy by building new homes on vacant lots on the same streets where we rehabilitated existing dilapidated structures. This strategy became the catalyst for the revitalization of the entire neighborhood. HDDC continues to build on its successes and expand its reach to work throughout the entire Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.
Single-Family Homes Built/Restored
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