What We Do

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Lawrence CDC was incorporated as an Indiana not-for-profit corporation and recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 tax-exempt organization for these purposes:

  • To combat decay and deterioration, to preserve and beautify, to stimulate improvement and revitalization, and to stimulate and effect development and redevelopment in the City of Lawrence, Indiana;
  • To serve as a positive community focus for all residents, businesses, and community organizations in the City of Lawrence and the former Fort Harrison, for the promotion and implementation of economic development and redevelopment in such areas;
  • To foster and promote rehabilitation and redevelopment of low and moderate income housing in the City of Lawrence and the former Fort Harrison;
  • To cooperate with government, civic and other agencies and bodies in promoting and implementing programs designed to further any of these purposes.

This is a big charter, and we’re working on it!

Our current and planned programs include community collaborations with:

  • Habitat for Humanity, to help new homeowners buy homes in Lawrence starting in 2014 and continuing each year;
  • Fort Harrison Reuse Authority,  Meyer Najem Construction, and Indiana Landmarks, to redevelop a vacant, foreclosed, historic barracks building; and
  • Lawrence Redevelopment Commission and the City of Lawrence, to improve the Franklin Road and Pendleton Pike commercial corridors and to acquire and turn around vacant and tax-delinquent property throughout Lawrence.

In the past, we helped support Partnerships for Lawrence and the Lawrence Art Center and helped them grow into the Theater at the Fort.

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