News & Events


Austin Habitat for Humanity starts working on net zero homes at Guadalupe Saldana Net Zero Subdivision


CBS Austin News features Jeremiah Program Austin in a news story about Jeremiah’s mission to help single mothers achieve their dreams. The story features interviews with program participant Deja Phillips and Executive Director Shannon Moody and highlights the Jeremiah Program Moody Campus.


Read about the rehabilitation and development of the  Lopez House – GNDC’s historic and newest affordable rental unit.

Historic East Austin Home gets tenant with affordable rent.  Read all about it here.


Austin American-Statesman reports on groundbreaking for Jeremiah Program Moody Campus.  Read all about it here.

From contamination to rejuvenation – read all about the Guadalupe Saldana Net Zero Subdivision’s transformation from an illegal dump and brownfield to a premier  affordable housing subdivision.


Read all about it here!  GNDC’s Community Land Trust Program Makes The Grade With Two AISD Teachers

JULY 2015

It’s not everyday you get a mention in  The Atlantic!

MAY 2014

GNDC is honored to receive the 2014 Community Vision Award from AIA Austin. Board and staff members gladly accepted at last Wednesday’s AIA event at the Getaway Motor Club. Many thanks to all who recommended GNDC for this prestigious award. Learn more about GNDC’s award and other AIA awardees here:


Former brownfield and dumping ground to “net zero” affordable housing community! Check out the Guadalupe-Saldana Net Zero Subdivision in KXAN recent news here:

JUNE 2012

GNDC is excited to announce that it has officially received Community Land Trust (CLT) designation as of the June 29th Austin City Council meeting.   Check out the 1313 Willow page to learn more about the first new construction CLT  home that is in development by GNDC.   We are thrilled to transition one of our long time renters into a home owner.


How many people can say that they have been quoted by the New York Times?   Ms. Minnie Chapa, a GNDC tenant who resides at the Solution Oriented Living (SOL) Community, sure can!  Learn more about Ms. Chapa and the SOL Community here.


The Guadalupe Saldana Net Zero Subdivision wins again!  The  Project Team of the Guadalupe Saldana Net Zero Subdivision wins an honorable mention in the INTERNATIONAL Social Economic Environmental Design  (SEED) Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design.  Check it out here.

MAY 2011

Envision Central Texas held their 2011 Community Stewardship Awards in Austin, TX  to honor organizations and individuals assisting public development and implementation of a regional Vision addressing the growth of a five-county region in Central Texas.   GNDC was honored to receive  an award in the “Innovation” category for the Guadalupe Saldana Net Zero Subdivision.  Read more about it here.


GNDC is excited to announce that it has been selected by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to receive a 2010 Neighborhood Builder grant.   The award comes with $200,000 in unrestricted grant funding as well as leadership development for the executive director and an emerging leader from the organization.

Bank of America hosted their fifth annual Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards celebration to honor  Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation and Breakthrough Austin, who was also named a 2010 Neighborhood Builder’s Recipient, as well as other award recipients, on November 8th at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see a local news feature about the Bank of America Foundation grant and TV interview with Mark Rogers, GNDC Executive Director, click here.


Rising in the East – Texas Monthly

Alley Flat strives to build sustainable houses – The Daily Texan

Alley Appeal – Residential Architect

Green Grants for Non-Profit Housing – Shelter with Spirits

A Living Crisis – Texas Housing

2009 Community Stewardship Awards Announced – Envision Central Texas

Downtown apartments designed for low-income families – News 8 Austin

Neighborhood group preserves area’s character – Austin Business Journal