What We Do

HDDC Builds Thriving Communities

HDDC is a non-profit community development corporation. We develop, renovate, and restore affordable and market rate residential and commercial property with a commitment to equity, sustainability, and economic inclusion.
We have a proven track record of providing quality products at affordable rates while creating value for our investors.

Our Neighborhood

Our portfolio of projects is wide ranging and ever-growing. Block-by-block, we are working to successfully fulfill our mission to facilitate the preservation and revitalization of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic District. We have a proven track record of providing quality products at affordable rates while creating value for our investors.

Commercial building with a for sale sign in front


HDDC was one of the first organizations to invest in the revitalization of the Old Fourth Ward, beginning in the Sweet Auburn District. Through thoughtful acquisitions and visionary leadership, HDDC has spent over 35 years building a record of results. This track-record has positioned us as an industry leader of equitable redevelopment.


Our team uses innovative methods to ensure that each project has the highest and best use while keeping costs low and equity top of mind at every step of the process. We demonstrate our unwavering commitment to equitable development at each stage of our acquisition, construction, and development processes.

Affordable Housing

HDDC has the largest inventory of affordable housing in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood in Atlanta. We have worked diligently and creatively to own and operate over 79 units of affordable single family, duplex and multifamily rental units. As one of the catalysts for the redevelopment of the Old Fourth Ward, HDDC is acutely aware of the need to continue creating affordable options for families, so that all residents can experience the economic growth in the neighborhood.

Photo of Henderson Place building and parking lot

Historic Preservation

At HDDC, we believe that every effort should be made to preserve architectural, cultural, and community assets. Our track record includes the renovation of 32 original single-family homes built between 1895 and 1935. We have also taken on adaptive reuse projects to preserve historic landmarks such as StudioPlex and Herndon Plaza. We view our role as stewards of the history and assets that characterize the neighborhoods we serve and strive to maintain their prominence through preservation and site-activation.