Orange Mound Community Development Corporation
2395 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38114
Ph: 901-327-4205
Fax: 901-324-6245
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Michael Saine - Executive Director


Board of Directors:
O.C. Pleasant- Chair
Lucy Jackson-Vice Chairman
Rosa Thomas– Secretary
Ruthie LaGrone
Patricia Mosby






To enhance the quality of life of Orange Mound residents and to contribute to the comprehensive revitalization of the Orange Mound community.

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The Orange Mound Development Corporation (OMDC) was created as an outgrowth of the Ford Foundation's Neighborhood and Family Initiative (NFI) in Memphis. The Orange Mound Collaborative, a local committee of the NFI effort, came together to develop strategies to ameliorate the problems caused by substandard housing, overcrowding, and lack of affordable housing. Under the auspices of Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the Orange Mound Collaborative created OMDC in July 1991. OMDC has completed several projects related directly to housing which include: administering a down payment assistance program (THDA HOUSES); facilitating minor-home repair of ninety (90) owner-occupied homes through Operation Mad (“Making a Difference”); and completing and selling units for home ownership by low-and-moderate income families under the CHDO Program after receiving its CHDO designation in 1994.

In the fall of 1999, OMDC partnered with First Tennessee Housing Corporation (FTHC) and First Tennessee National Bank to acquire and develop the Commons at Brentwood, a newly constructed, modern, eighty-unit apartment community, featuring well-planned two and three bedroom apartment homes for families at or below 60% of the median area income. The Commons in Brentwood was placed into operation in 2002.

OMDC became a sub-recipient of a HUD Counseling grant in September 2003. After several years of housing development with sufficient staff, OMDC experienced a reduction in staff in the beginning of 2005. Determined to continue the much needed work within the community, the reduced staff focused on education, youth and community awareness campaigns. The Staff began to strengthen meaningful partnerships to continue the enhancement of the quality of life for residents of Orange Mound. Those partners included the University of Memphis (CBANA), Hanley and Dunbar Elementary, Melrose High School, as well as community organizations, businesses, and churches. Through these partnerships OMDC was able to address pressing issues within the community.

In 2005, OMDC forged a partnership within Bank of America to provide Homebuyer Education to potential homebuyers. During the same year, OMDC was fortunate to become an approved counseling agency for Tennessee Housing Development Agency. In 2006, OMDC hired bilingual staff to assist with the homebuyer education of the growing Hispanic population within the Memphis area.

More recently OMDC has expanded its relationship with SEEDCO through an agreement to participate in the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program offered by NeighborWorks of America. OMDC continues these healthy relationships to date and has counseled over one thousand (1000) families on rental counseling, pre/post-purchase counseling, mortgage default counseling, and foreclosure prevention.


Homebuyer Education- Pre & Post Counseling- Homebuyer education and post purchase counseling both help prepare first time homebuyers for the home purchasing process and the responsibilities of homeownership. OMDC offers individual counseling for homebuyers. Topics include: credit reviews, credit repair, debt reduction, and default/ foreclosure prevention. OMDC also assists homebuyers in developing a personal purchase plan.


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