BLDG Memphis drives investments in Memphis
neighborhoods through building capacity in
members, public policy, and civic engagement.

About Us

BLDG Memphis (Build. Live. Develop. Grow.) is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support the development and redevelopment of healthy, vibrant, attractive, and economically s ustainable neighborhoods throughout the Memphis region. We accomplish this through policy and advocacy; community engagement and civic engagement; and capacity building programs for community development organizations. Read more…

What’s Happening Now

Big News for BLDG Memphis

BLDG Memphis is hiring an Advocacy Director! The Advocacy Director leads BLDG Memphis’ policy efforts and BLDG Memphis Policy Committee, to advance a focused policy and advocacy agenda that supports community development activities and advances equitable development, with a focus on strong, livable neighborhoods for Memphis. 

Interested candidates, please review the job description as the hiring process is open until filled beginning May 2, 2023. Advocacy Director Job Description

Calling all CDCs and CD stakeholders!!! BLDG Memphis 2023 Membership is now open and annual dues are being collected this March! See our Membership Overview for more information.

BLDG Memphis has been selected as 1 of 50 organizations across the United States to participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration's Community Navigator Pilot Program. BLDG Memphis have been awarded $1 million to support and coordinate CDC-led small business outreach in Memphis neighborhoods. Read more on this program here.

COVID-19 Update: Housing Resources

June 06

Community Development Book Club Meeting - Benjamin L. Hooks Library

Community Development Book Club is Back!

The Community Development Book Club is reading "Reclaiming Your Community" by Majora Carter this summer. "Reclaiming Your Community" challenges the idea that success is measured by "how far you can get away" from the community. This book addresses the issue of brain drain by presenting a "talent-retention strategy," reminding people that "you don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one."

The BLDG Memphis team will host the first meeting on Tuesday, June 6th, at Benjamin Hooks Library from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. where we will discuss the first 50 pages of the book. Register here to attend! We are asking Community Development Organizations if they would host follow-up meetings in July and August. Community Development Book Club is a great way to start conversations around community development topics. If you or your organization want to host one or both additional meetings, don't hesitate to contact [email protected]

July 27

Pizza with Planners: Candidate Forum - Benjamin L. Hooks Library

BLDG Memphis will host a non-partisan candidate forum focusing on the issues of neighborhood investment in Memphis. Find out more about the forum here and register in advance here.