Orange Mound

Join High Ground News for a community conversation about housing in Orange Mound

Please join High Ground News on Tuesday, November 7 for a community conversation about housing issues in Orange Mound. For years, Orange Mound enjoyed a reputation as a safe, attractive, and hospitable place for African American homeowners. Today, community stakeholders are working to address concerns such as declining homeownership, blight, the need for quality rental housing, and potential gentrification. 

Tickets for the free event are available here. The meeting will kick off with a panel discussion, featuring: 

Howard Eddings, Neighborhood Housing Opportunities
Dwayne Jones, general contractor in Orange Mound
Amy Shaftlein, Tennessee Housing Development Agency
Britney Thornton, JUICE Orange Mound
Paul Young, City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development
Madeline Faber, High Ground News (moderator)

Panelists will address current data about housing in Orange Mound, programs and resources available, and community needs and priorities. An interactive discussion with community members will follow. Plan to attend what promises to be an important conversation. 

High Ground News is an online publication focused on what's next for Memphis. For three months, we have operated out of an Orange Mound media hub telling stories about the neighborhood through articles, video, and photography. Visit to learn more.

This event is produced in partnership with Tennessee Housing Development Agency and the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development.

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Madeline Faber is an editor and award-winning reporter. Her experience as a development reporter complements High Ground's mission to write about what's next for Memphis.