NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION, INC.

A PRIVATELY-FUNDED, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WORKING TO REMOVE SYSTEMATIC BARRIERS TO REVITALIZING MEMPHIS NEIGHBORHOODS

Neighborhood Preservation, Inc.

Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, promotes neighborhood revitalization by collaboratively developing practical and sustainable resolutions to blighted properties and to the systems that lead to widespread neglect, vacancy and abandonment of real estate. The Organization focuses on policy advocacy and implementing/documenting replicable comprehensive neighborhood improvement projects.

Founded in 2012 by a group of Memphis’ economic and community development leaders, we have an ambitious, visionary goal to eliminate or mitigate all known legal and systemic impediments to the removal of such properties by 2020 so that all available resources for addressing blight can then be effectively and efficiently deployed.

With some 13,000 vacant or blighted properties within the city limits, the scale of the problem – and the opportunity it presents – is immense.

WHAT WE DO

Reduce Blighted Properties

Working with code enforcement officers, local leaders, businesses, and other stakeholders to change the state and local policy, systems, and processes in hopes of reducing number of vacant and abandoned properties.

Improve Neighborhood Health

Housing policy is health policy, increasingly we are looking to find programs and research that acknowledges the overlap. Working with our partners like the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to complete research like the Health Impact Assessment that link Multi-Family property conditions to health outcomes.

Revitalize

One of our biggest goals is to change the way people view vacant land and buildings, and to co-produce alongside neighborhood residents to bring back empty lands and buildings as community assets.

Our Team

STAFF

Steve Barlow – President

Judith Maina – Director Of Operations

Fadi Assaf – Policy Manager

Imani Jasper – Project Coordinator

Vincent Sawyer – Law Clerk

AMERICORPS VISTAS

Casey Middleton

Michelle Wilson

CONSULTANTS AND ADVISORS

Mary Baker – Master Gardener/Urban Planner

Sheila Jordan Cunningham – Special Counsel/Problem Properties

Beth Flanagan – Government Relations/Lobbying

Our board

Paul Morris, Chairman

Ron Belz

George Cates

Bobbi Gillis

Lisa Klesges

Corie Rivers

John Pontius

Jason Wexler

Kevin Woods

Roshun Austin (ex officio)

News & Announcements

Contact Us

info@npimemphis.org

901-552-4852

314 A.W. Willis Ave. Memphis, TN 38105

Office Hours: M-F 8:30am to 5pm

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