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

With the departure of executive director John Paul Shaffer, who will be joining PeopleForBikes in a new role in northwest Arkansas, BLDG Memphis has launched a search for a new executive director to serve as bridge builder, facilitator and communicator, leading collaborative and catalytic work with members, partners and community leaders across the city. BLDG's own Director of Capacity Building, Donna Olds White, will serve as interim executive director while our hiring team, led by board president Charia Jackson, conducts a search for our new fearless leader - congrats, Donna! For more on the executive director position, including how to apply, visit Our Team here.

COVID-19 Update: Housing Resources

October 27

PWP Advocating for Livable Communities -

Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. for our next Pizza with Planners event! Advocating for Livable Communities: From Neighborhoods to City Hall.

Learn more about the state and circumstances of affordable housing in Memphis and how it affects livability. During the event, we will discuss the HCD State of Affordable Housing Report, the State of Memphis Housing Summit being held on October 29th , and the Memphis Affordable Housing white paper.

The BLDG Memphis team will also share our policy and advocacy strategy for 2021 and discuss advocacy strategies for both neighborhood associations and community development corporations working together.

Register HERE ! 

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