Homes for Hearts has partnered with Lisa Anderson and Room In the Inn. Lisa has been helping people experiencing homelessness in Memphis for over a decade, and will serve a critical role in the vetting process and case management of each Homes for Hearts resident.

In 2021, RITI Memphis opened the Mid-South’s first Recuperative Care Center for people experiencing homelessness, a 21 bed unit offering recovery services for those who are released from hospitals throughout Shelby County. Families find shelter and support at RITI’s Family Inn, while staff serve as advocates with them along the journey toward sustainable housing.

Dwayne A Jones Construction Company, LLC

Homes for Hearts has partnered with Dwayne A. Jones Construction Company, LLC to build our small, single-family houses.

Architectural engineer Dwayne A. Jones has been working for over a decade to bring life back to vacant lots in Orange Mound, the neighborhood he grew up in. Dwayne got the idea while traveling on mission trips to Haiti and seeing people living in smaller homes. In 2015, Dwayne helped build a micro home community in Nashville for people experiencing homelessness. Dwayne and his team have completed construction on Homes for Hearts’ first tiny house in Memphis, TN.

Homes for Hearts has partnered with Chooch Pickard and Architecture Inc. to help with master site planning, and permitting. Chooch is a preservation architect and urban designer who previously led the Memphis Regional Design Center.

With offices located in Downtown Memphis, ArchInc’s principals offer over 85 years of combined experience with specialization in new construction, preservation, restoration and renovation of existing buildings, historic structures and National Park Service (National Register) certified projects. ArchInc principals have worked to develop our multifamily housing, office, retail and restaurant markets as well as community engagement and neighborhood revitalization in and around Downtown Memphis for over 50 years.

Homes for Hearts has partnered with Joni Laney and Binghampton Community Land Trust to make sure the land we build on remains affordable and in the community’s hands for years to come. Joni has been fighting for housing equality in Memphis for over 20 years.

The Binghampton Community Land Trust (BCLT) is a community-based non-profit corporation committed to the revitalization and empowerment of the Binghampton neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee. Created in 2018, BCLT was formed in response to the consensus of Binghampton community residents that the crucial need for affordable housing in the neighborhood was not being met.

Homes for Hearts Board of Directors :

Zach Waters, President 

Lisa Anderson, Secretary 

Avalon Yarnes, Treasurer