The mission of SNDSI is to promote prosperous working families by creating permanently affordable housing in a diverse community of choice and advancing sustainability and economic opportunity for current and new residents of the Pittsburgh neighborhood.




About Us

Sustainable Neighborhood Development Strategies, Inc was launched in early 2009 as a nonprofit community-based developer with the goal of achieving urban revitalization through neighborhood preservation in Atlanta's Pittsburgh neighborhood.

 


 

Revitalizing the Pittsburgh Neighborhood

 

Innovative solutions based on non-displacement of current residents, increasing economic diversity, retrofitting structures for energy efficiency, job creation, and healthy environments, drive the SNDSI approach to neighborhood revitalization. SNDSI is working with the Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association and neighborhood residents to craft and implement a plan to redevelop Pittsburgh in a way that preserves the heritage and identity of the neighborhood and benefits current and future residents. 
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Building on a Foundation of Holistic Revitalization

While SNDSI is a relatively young organization, it grew out of a decade of work with community based organizations and residents in and around the Pittsburgh neighborhood as a part of
   
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site (ACS). Since 2001, ACS has been working with a diverse array of partners in Pittsburgh and the other four neighborhoods that comprise Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) to ensure:
  • That children are healthy, and prepared to succeed in school;
  • That adults are employed and on a pathway to a family-supporting career and economic success; and
  • That the neighborhoods are safe and have sustainable and affordable housing, good schools, good-paying jobs and community co-investment.
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    While SNDSI is a relatively young organization, it grew out of a decade of work with community based organizations and residents in and around the Pittsburgh neighborhood as a part of
       
    The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site (ACS). Since 2001, ACS has been working with a diverse array of partners in Pittsburgh and the other four neighborhoods that comprise Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) to ensure:
    That children are healthy, and prepared to succeed in school;
    That adults are employed and on a pathway to a family-supporting career and economic success; and
    That the neighborhoods are safe and have sustainable and affordable housing, good schools, good paying jobs and community co-investment.
    (To Learn More.)

    While SNDSI is a relatively young organization, it grew out of a decade of work with community based organizations and residents in and around the Pittsburgh neighborhood as a part of
       
    The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site (ACS). Since 2001, ACS has been working with a diverse array of partners in Pittsburgh and the other four neighborhoods that comprise Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) to ensure:
    That children are healthy, and prepared to succeed in school;
    That adults are employed and on a pathway to a family-supporting career and economic success; and
    That the neighborhoods are safe and have sustainable and affordable housing, good schools, good paying jobs and community co-investment.
    (To Learn More.)

    While SNDSI is a relatively young organization, it grew out of a decade of work with community based organizations and residents in and around the Pittsburgh neighborhood as a part of
       
    The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site (ACS). Since 2001, ACS has been working with a diverse array of partners in Pittsburgh and the other four neighborhoods that comprise Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) to ensure:
    That children are healthy, and prepared to succeed in school;
    That adults are employed and on a pathway to a family-supporting career and economic success; and
    That the neighborhoods are safe and have sustainable and affordable housing, good schools, good paying jobs and community co-investment.
    (To Learn More.)


    SNDSI grew out of a decade of work with residents and community based organizations in and around the Pittsburgh neighborhood as a part of The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site (ACS). Since 2001, ACS has been working with  partners in Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) to ensure that:

    1. CHILDREN are healthy, thriving socially and emotionally, and
        developing on track to achieve academic success by the third grade;

    2. ADULTS are employed and on a pathway to a family-supporting
        career and family econo
    mic success, accessing 
    work supports and
        building assets and wealth; and
     
    3. NEIGHBORHOODS are safe and have sustainable and
        
    affordable housing, high achieving schools, well-paying jobs and
        opportunities for families to improve their communities.
     

    Future Development Opportunities


    In partnership with ACS and area residents, SNDSI will also manage the development of 31 acres on the southern border of the Pittsburgh neighborhood. This currently vacant industrial parcel is located strategically along the planned route of the Atlanta BeltLine and University Avenue with easy access to Interstate 75-85. It was purchased by The Annie E. Casey Foundation in 2006 with the intention that it be developed in a manner that increases opportunities for area low-income residents. ACS had begun working with residents to shape development plans before the foreclosure crisis placed those plans on hold. As SNDSI stabilizes the Pittsburgh neighborhood, it will return again to focus on the development of this parcel. 


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