ACDDC creates affordable living opportunities through community-engaged design. We envision inclusive and sustainable neighborhoods achieved through an empowered community, a nurturing built environment, and supportive policy and regulation.

Our Core Capacities

  • Collecting: We collaborate with community partners to understand barriers to opportunity.
  • Connecting: We build inclusive systems of engagement and decision-making.
  • Creating: We design sustainable communities.
  • Communicating: We amplify community knowledge and experience.

Our History

ACDDC incorporated as a non-profit in Texas in August of 2006 and achieved 501(c)3 status the following May. ACDDC's first project was the Skyline Terrace SRO conversion, a joint project with Foundation Communities, where ACDDC was housed until May of 2008 when we moved into our first offices in east Austin just south of the Mueller redevelopment. Since then ACDDC has worked with a number of clients including American YouthWorksUniversity of Texas Center for Sustainable DevelopmentGreen Doors, LifeWorks, Accessible Housing Austin!, Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation, Blackland Community Development Corporation, and The Meadows Foundation.