H.E.L.P.I.N.G. Community Development Corporation
915 East McLemore Ave., Ste 201
Memphis, TN 38106

Phone: 901-672-8420
Email: helpingcdc@gmail.com

Stanley Gates
Executive Director

Board of Directors:
Chew Shannon - Chair
Ali Leonard -Vice Chair
Rubie BriwderSecretary


To enhance the lives and living environments of low-income persons with special needs, by providing affordable accessible housing and supportive services.


HELPING 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 Kansas CDC.

In 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.


HELPING, 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.


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