The Historic District Development Corporation (HDDC) is one of Atlanta’s oldest surviving community development corporations and the only non-profit organization specifically dedicated to preserving the availability of affordable housing in the Old Fourth Ward. For nearly four decades, HDDC has been a catalyst for equitable urban revitalization in Atlanta. HDDC is proud to serve as the bridge between Sweet Auburn’s storied past and the Old Fourth Ward’s bright future. Founded to protect the residential assets surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth site on Auburn Avenue, HDDC has demonstrated a concrete track record of success.
Our Mission is to passionately set the standard for strengthening, revitalizing and preserving the identity and history of our communities through equitable and inclusive development. We do this by creating the standard for how an historic community preserves its cultural integrity and maintains an equitable quality of life.