Memphis Area Neighborhood Development Corporation
1920 Florida Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38109

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1923
Memphis, Tennessee 38101

Phone: (901) 948-0504
Fax: (901) 948-0509


Rubye Smith
Executive Director

Tammy Davis
Property Manager

Jesse Lee
Fiscal Officer

James Watkins


Board of Directors:

Callie Hirsch-Chair

Maria Van Werkhooven-Vice Chair

Thomas Long-Treasurer






To revitalize the housing, economic and human resources of MANDCO's target area.


Memphis Area Neighborhood Development Corporation (MANDCO) is guided by a vision of renewal of community spirit and a re-commitment to community revitalization. MANDCO’s holistic approach to neighborhood redevelopment involves offering supportive services, economic development and affordable housing programs. The organization was founded and operates on the basis of partnerships that involve area residents, businesses, private enterprises and local, state and federal government agencies.

Development Partners:

  • Tri-State Bank
  • First American Bank
  • City of Memphis, Housing and Community Development
  • Black United Fund
  • Tennessee Housing Development Agency
  • Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
  • AmSouth Bank, Memphis
  • Dubuque Bank & Trust

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.

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MANDCO was incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee as a non-profit corporation in 1988. The tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code, as a 501 (C)3, was filed when the organization began operations in a south Memphis community in October 1990.

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.



• 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



Helpful Links:

Boundary Map