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HDDC’s focus is on non-displacement which sets us apart from other organizations seeking to revitalize and redevelop the city’s historic neighborhoods. HDDC is one of the oldest surviving community development organizations in Atlanta. Our relationships with residential and corporate partners have led to the development or rehabilitation of 112 single-family homes, nearly 500 units of multifamily housing and 40,000 square feet of commercial space and, most importantly, the revitalization of one of the most significant neighborhoods, not just in Atlanta, but in the country.

Everyone at the HDDC is dedicated to continuing the important work of our founders, Coretta Scott King, Christine King Farris and John Cox, by restoring the once prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic District to the proud, economically diverse and viable neighborhood it once was, while maintaining the community’s character, celebrating its history and preventing the displacement of long-term residents.

Our organization is committed to providing affordable housing to residents while ensuring that the area’s cultural significance and important history are never forgotten. We live here, we work here and we are committed to seeing this community thrive.

HDDC is proud to serve as the bridge between Sweet Auburn’s storied past and the Old Fourth Ward’s bright future. Please – join us on our journey.