At the CRA, we are dedicated to partnering with organizations and employing individuals who are committed to our mission, vision and values.


Job Openings

Director of Community Building

The Director leads community building, engagement, and community impact projects and programs for the agency. In this capacity, the Director works with the President to develop and manage projects and programs to accomplish community building. The Director manages programs and project budgets and is responsible for assuring compliance with TIF regulations and the adopted policies and procedures of the CRA including purchasing, compliance, equity, and public engagement and transparency. The Director works with the President to plan, manage, execute, and evaluate CRA’s impact in reaching its defined goals. The position plays a leadership role in advancing collaborative efforts which will improve community conditions through meeting defined measures of success and collecting information that the President can utilize in effecting greater change and leading to more healthy neighborhoods. The Director is charged with the responsibility of being a catalyst for positive change in our communities by engaging with community stakeholders and residents to build consensus and achieve the objectives of the agency and of each community plan. Learn more.

Please send a resume and cover letter to



The Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking qualified and experienced developers for various locations. 

Housing: 5th & Keel

Housing: Looney & Manassas

Contextual Housing References (Uptown)

Historic Porter Leath Campus (Revised 2.9.24)

Matterport 3D Model of Porter Leath Orphanage

1336 N Second RFP

Hickory Ave & N Second St RFP

Topographic Survey Hickory Site
New Plat (Recorded 2023)
Survey (Prior to New Plat)


RFP Questions & Answers

1336 N Second / Hickory Ave & N Second


Block Wellness

The Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking proposals for the following programs:

No block wellness opportunities at this time.


Home Repair Program

The CRA is continually looking for and interviewing additional qualified general and sub-contractors to participate in the CRA’s home repair program. We are currently especially in need of electricians, plumbers, and painters. Please contact Lisa Ivy at or call (901) 484-0513 for more information.


Special Projects

The Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has various construction projects open for proposals and/or bids.

No special projects open for bid currently.



The City of Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has received a Coalition Assessment grant from the EPA. Procurement documents related to the program can be found below.

RFP for Grant Management Services

Questions & Answers to RFP Issued 4.8.24

CRA’s Awarded Application
CRA’s Approved Workplan


Affordable Housing

The CRA is committed to a sustainable and smart growth approach to affordable housing and homeownership. Click the link below to see minimum housing design and construction guidelines required for any projects resulting from the RFP process.

CRA Housing Design & Construction Guidelines