Community Redevelopment Agency

Welcome to the City of Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

The CRA works with communities to address blight and provide affordable housing through the use of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) tool. We work with community residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to determine community priorities and potential projects in TIF areas as designated by the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Commission. The two active community-based TIF districts are the Uptown TIF (which includes the Uptown, Smokey City, Bickford, New Chicago, Mud Island, Pinch, and a portion of the Medical District neighborhoods in North Memphis) and the Binghampton TIF.

For each Community TIF, the CRA Board has selected a Community Advisory Committee to help guide the expenditures of TIF funding.


The CRA is currently receiving applications from neighborhood residents and stakeholders to serve on the Binghampton Community Advisory Committee. Please contact us to apply to serve!

The CRA has issued a Request for Proposals for neighbors, organizations, and community advocates to reimagine vacant lots in the Uptown TIF. Please see the RFP for available lots and details!



Memphis Uptown Community Plan

As directed by the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission, the CRA completed a planning process for the Uptown TIF in 2018. Led by the Uptown Advisory Committee, the process generated a great reception and input from the residents of the neighborhoods. Please click on the following link to view the adopted Uptown Plan. If you live, work, or play in the Uptown TIF area, this is your plan! We are excited and ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work implementing this community-led plan for the revitalization of our neighborhoods. #YourVoiceYourVision

Uptown Block Party

April 20, 2018