Living Development Concepts Inc.
3250 Dickerson Pike, Suite 212
Nashville TN 37207-2993
Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide reliable housing services in the development of safe, decent and affordable housing for low and very low income individuals. To provide quality referral services and function as a liaison with housing counseling partners to our clients. Our purpose is to operate as an advocate for housing acquisition opportunities within this community through awareness of resources.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Henry Miller
Board Chair Mr. Nathan Jordan Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Owner, Jordan Builders & Associates
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $73,297.00
Projected Annual Revenue $75,000.00 (2018)
Statements
Mission Our mission is to provide reliable housing services in the development of safe, decent and affordable housing for low and very low income individuals. To provide quality referral services and function as a liaison with housing counseling partners to our clients. Our purpose is to operate as an advocate for housing acquisition opportunities within this community through awareness of resources.
Background Living Development Concepts, Inc. (LDC) was started in May 2001, by a local Realtor.  The founder, Henry Miller, with over thirty (30) years experience in the Real-Estate and Housing industries has a working knowledge of construction.  The majority of his customers had been from moderate income applicants over those prior years.  He noticed the need for housing for low-income applicants was not addressed adequately, therefore LDC was formed.  LDC became committed to changing the lives of this group of applicants by concentrating on housing education.  LDC was organized exclusively for charitable purposes and received not-for-profit designation from the Internal Revenue Service in May 2002.  Living Development Concepts continues to be supported by H.O.M.Enterprise, LLC & Miller Builders & Associates.
Impact

We have partnered with Mr. Tony Eubanks, owner of Eubanks & Sons Construction Co.  Mr. Eubanks has over 30 years in construction and the affordable housing arena. Tony and Henry collaborated to design and build new homes that are cost efficient, and are affordable to first-time home-buyers participating in our Homeownership program.

Also, we partnered with Malone’s Residential Care Home, which has provided affordable housing to Veterans since 1975, over forty (40) years experience. Joining forces with this organization allows us to extend additional housing services to Veterans and Non-Veterans. Mrs. Prelinda Lillard, the owner, has an impeccable track record with the Veteran Affairs Medical Center of Murfreesboro, TN. The present venture was Mr. Miller’s idea to utilize his vast business knowledge and leverage Mrs. Lillard’s extensive experience in the Residential Care Services industry. This collaboration will increase housing for those who served our country as well as those low to median income applicants that we serve.
Needs 1) Operating funds
2) Increase capacity by partnership with other entities
3) Community sponsors for home buyer education classes
4) More volunteers
5) Experts in strategic and business planning













Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Donations

Your contributions help to implement sustainable programs that equip and empower homeowners and rentals with the knowledge and resources they need to maintain and obtain decent and affordable housing

Accept donations via credit/debit card online at http://livingdevelopmentconcepts.org/about/donations/

Checks/Money Orders can be made payable to Living Development Concepts or LDC and mailed to 3250 Dickerson Pike, Ste. 212, Nashville, TN 37207.Also, we accept donations via PayPal

Volunteering

Our volunteers are our greatest resource in offering our clients the opportunity to collaborate with professionals in their industry for information, advice and guidance. We are seeking volunteers with the experience and expertise in the following areas:

• Accounting • Angel and Venture Capital • Business Strategy • Corporate Law • Engineering • Finance • Government Contracting • Graphic Design • Human Resources • IT, Web Development and Design • Market Research• Marketing • PR/Media Relations • Real Estate and Commercial Lending • Sales • Social Media

 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing Development, Construction & Management
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Human Services NEC
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
Metro Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee
TN- Rutherford

According to a May 23, 2017 report from Mayor Megan Barry's Office of Economic Opportunity and Empowerment and the consulting firm Economic and Planning Systems, Nashville has lost more than 20% of its affordable housing stock since 2000. Thirty percent of Nashvillians — 203,700 people — are unable to afford the cost of housing. Nearly 1 out of 4 homeowners and 3 out of 5 low-income homeowners are cost burdened, which is defined as spending more than 30% of household income on housing, including utility costs. Based on the report, Nashville will need to build, fund, and preserve at least 31,000 affordable housing units by 2025.

 
Board Chair Statement Our board is set up to address the housing needs of our low-income communities.  We were founded and developed specifically to address their housing needs.  Traditionally people that fall in this income bracket have been underserved as well.  It is our privilege to work with organizations that work with our communities low income population as well.  It is important that the organization maintain a well balanced structure to ensure that all phases of the organization reflect our ongoing commitment to our mission and goals.
CEO Statement

Living Development Concepts is all about its clients and neighbors – our model is that as we help our neighbors, we will grow. It is our belief that home ownership is the foundation of economic empowerment in America, the realization of the American Dream. Because before you build a house, you must set your foundation!

Programs
Description
As a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), funding is provided to Living Development Concepts, Inc. to construct affordable housing for low and medium income families.
 
We build affordable housing and educate individuals, families, businesses, builders and community providers groups about the Guidelines we must adhere to.  Also, we must educate our community to the benefits of assistive technology and provide resources to increase the probability of our program participants becoming homeowners.  We apply this initiative to all phases of housing such as:  new construction, modification, acquisition/rehabilitation, rentals, multifamily housing and transitional living facilities.
 
As a commitment to the program requirements, a percentage of our governing board is residents of low-income neighborhoods.  This committed participation affords the organization the opportunity to gain better insight into the needs that relate specifically to the immediate community.  Our relationship with (homebuyer assistance programs) compliments our ongoing plan by providing homebuyer assistance through homebuyer counseling and related economic instruction to individuals and families with low and moderate incomes.
 
 
Budget 95000
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served Adults, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success As a small non-profit, LDC has a very high occupancy rate (greater than 97%). Our waiting lists are long and the only time that one of our rentals is vacant is when we are getting it ready for the next resident to move in.
Long term Success By preserving affordable homeownership for some of our community's most vulnerable residents and keep them in the neighborhoods where they have built a support network. People without homes will get homes...People without stable housing will secure stable, supportive housing...and people who cannot afford to pay Nashville rents will be able to afford a nice place to live.
 
 
Program Success Monitored By

Although most of our income is derived from rental revenue, we rely on government grants to help us purchase and renovate many of our properties. The vast majority of our government funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We are, therefore, required to maintain such housing as affordable for a period of years generally related to the amount of the grant. In addition, we must submit annual performance reports.

Examples of Program Success We have created safe, healthy homes while building a sense of community and ensuring thriving neighborhoods. We don't place time limits on how long someone may live at our properties. While most use us as a stepping stone, others choose to stay. As we continue to develop our organization infrastructure we believe the number of homes we build and renovate annually will increase.
 
 
Description
Living Development Concepts (LDC) will implement a Local Rebuilding Program to restore, rebuild and provide critical repairs to homes of low-income resident homeowners, free of charge.  This initiative will serve as a home repair resource for low-income homeowners that qualify.
 
LDC, along with volunteers (skilled & unskilled) and skilled contractors will provide these services.  We will coordinate the renovation and revitalization of these homes.
 
This network will allow our Local Rebuilding Program to make much needed repairs, free of charge, thereby creating a safe, healthy home for those residents who cannot afford to pay for these repairs.  Our goals is to ensure access to home repair services to as many as possible low-income homeowners who qualify.
 
Our service will include everything from critical repairs and updating heating and air conditioning systems, to building wheelchairs ramps and making accessibility modifications that allow seniors to age gracefully in their homes.  
 
Budget 75000
Category Housing, General/Other Home Repair Programs
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Other Named Groups
Short Term Success Short Term Success of homes that get fall prevention measures, 75% report that our upgrades have prevented a fall.
Long term Success After our repairs, 90% report feeling safer in their homes.
Program Success Monitored By
We will perform exit survey's with the homeowners to find out if our repairs helped them feel safer, healthier and if the work will allow them to stay in their home longer.
We will also request homeowners self-report based on a survey given directly after the service is provided and then six (6) months after service provided.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Examples of Program Success

Presently under implementation but there are over 300 Nashville homeowners families on a waiting list that are in need of these services. Support for our program will allow our organization to be successful in making meaningful improvements to senior’s homes. Additional, we will partner with other organization with the same mission of helping preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods.

Description

The Residential Care Initiative is a partnership with Malone’s Residential Care Home (MRCH) which is in a signed Memoranda of Agreement with the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and is an approved facility in the Community Residential Care (CRC) Program. This program is part of the Veterans Health Administration, Office of Geriatric and Extended Care at VA Central Office.

MRCH is licensed by the state of Tennessee, Department of Mental Health, as a Mental Health Supportive Living Facility and this partnership will increase the number of Veterans that can be served by providing a safe and structured living environment in the Middle Tennessee area. LDC will provide fiduciary oversight, financial management and other administrative services to help build the capacity of the charitable projects. (The Project) is to construct 2 additional group housing units that will be safe, decent and affordable living in this urban community. These projects will avoid the NIMBY stigma usually associated with the mental community.

A Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement has been signed between both entities. By entering into this agreement both parties agrees to all terms and conditions. LDC as the Sponsor is willing to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions on behalf of the Project. The Project, with the administrative assistance of the Sponsor, desires to use these funds to implement the Project's purposes
Budget 150,000
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Support
Population Served Other Named Groups, At-Risk Populations, Other Economic Level
Short Term Success Is measured by streamlining residential care demands and continues better communication between physicians, facilities, care team members, and families.
Long term Success

To continue excellent medical care for residents in our facilities, by supporting families and collaboration with physicians.

Program Success Monitored By A provincial process, MRCH will provide monitoring information on the best practice expectations.  This program will use the evaluation data received from MRCH at the aggregate level to make program adjustments and refinements, as needed.
Examples of Program Success Is measured by our current long-term residents while adding additional housing.  It's anticipated that there will be a 120% growth in the residential care population in the next 20 years.  That equals increased healthcare demands and rising resource requirements to fund those demands.
Description

To provide service removing old/non-essential items that may cause a safety hazard for seniors: such as out-dated medications and foods. This service also entails de-cluttering closets, cabinets, drawers, pantries, refrigerators etc. and arranging them in such a way that they are easily accessible. It will also involve labeling in large print to reflect the expiration dates on foods and medications.

This type of service is needed because it not only clears out spaces but it also makes this population’s environments a much safer place. Many seniors and physically challenged have struggles using out-dated medications and taking the correct medication, regularly and timely. Additionally, it aids families of these individuals in that it will give them peace of mind knowing this kind of service will be provided.

According to the Center for Disease Control and the National Safety Council (NSC) 55% falls take place in the home and some of the causes are stairs, loose rugs, bathrooms, dimly lit hallways, over medicating and extra clutter around the house. They can all be quite dangerous. The home environment accounts for 31% of all falls/injuries. Remove clutter is at the top of list for prevention, according to the NSC. “Clear Path” can assist in organizing these 31% thereby aid in the prevention of falls, injuries, and deaths. This would be a major accomplishment.

Budget 22000
Category Human Services, General/Other In-Home Assistance
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Elderly and/or Disabled, At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success The success of individuals that used our services prevented safety hazard measures, collect a % report that our services have prevented a mishap.
Long term Success

To receive a report from our target market of feeling safer in their resident while giving families of these individuals a peace of mind because of our services.

Program Success Monitored By We will perform exit surveys with the individuals to find out if our services helped them feel safer, healthier and if the service will allow them to remain in their resident longer.  We will also request individuals self-report based on a survey given directly after the service is provided and then six (6) months after service provided.
Examples of Program Success The request for our service has increased due to the need.  It's anticipated that there will be a 120% growth in the residential care population in the next 20 years.  That equals increased healthcare demands and rising resource requirements to fund those demands.
Description

The Care Package & Concierge Services will provide an affordable concierge service that focuses on the needs of seniors in the city and the surrounding areas but is available to everyone who needs it. We will offer a variety of services such as coordination of medical and therapy appointments, errands, care packages and home management services.

LDC Concierge is the concierge arm of Living Development Concepts, Inc. This program will assists seniors with bill management, organization, coordination of handyman services, medical and therapy appointments, computers and electronics assistance, coordinate housecleaning services, pet care assistance, planning day trips and vacations, and more. Our staff can work with you or your loved one in regards to payment options and make financial resource suggestions since Medicare may not pay home care services.

The Care Package program will also focus on college students to motivate them thru the semester. We will supply quality care packages, gifts and essentials for students. These gifts will offer support and encouragement to students at any stage of their educational career. They will be the ideal choice for exams, holidays, birthdays or just to say, “We love you and we know you can do it.”

This Care Package program will also include seniors and the less fortunate. Some parents and grandparents really want a way to keep in touch with friends and family members, but don’t always have the materials on hand that allow them to drop a note in the mail. This is where a LDC care package can come in and meet this need.

Budget 50000
Category Human Services, General/Other Personal Social Services
Population Served Adults, Families, Other Named Groups
Short Term Success Is to make what used to be a luxury available to everyone when it comes to concierge services.  We will be an affordable provider of a variety of services needed by seniors.
Long term Success Create a report of the companionship time spent to the family on a regular basis as well as assist with transitional care.  We will provide basic household necessities to those entering transitional and affordable housing.
Program Success Monitored By Performing exit surveys with the individuals to find out if our service was beneficial, and if there are any improvement that we need to change.  We will also request the individuals self-report based on a survey given directly after the service is provided and then six (6) months after service provided.


Examples of Program Success Our staff will work with each person in regard to payment options.  We will make other financial resource suggestions since Medicare may not pay for home care services.
CEO Comments Our organization must keep a level structure to guarantee that all phases of the corporation mirror our ongoing commitment to our mission and goals.  It is our belief that home ownership is the foundation of economic empowerment in America, the realization of the American Dream.

Challenges begin with leverage funding under the mortgage lenders new guidelines for spec loans.  The guidelines have developers working with individuals who are at 80% of the area median income and below.  These new guidelines has hampered the population we serve because we are seeking people, with very limited resources, to wait for an extended period of time before transitioning from traditional low income rental property into home.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Nathan Jordan Jr.
Company Affiliation Owner, Jordan Builders & Associates
Term Mar 2017 to Mar 2020
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. DeAnna L. Bean Grayline of TennesseeVoting
Mr. Nathaniel T. Jordan, Jr. Jordan Builders & AssociatesVoting
Ms. Marvelyn P. Kinzer RetiredVoting
Ms. Lori L. Newberry State of TN- Treasury DepartmentVoting
Mr. Robert D. Stockard, Jr. Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 60%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 20%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 85%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
CEO Comments LDC's board mirrors our consumer base with 51% of our members and/or individuals with low income status.  Board Members have been selected based on personal, professional expertise and community involvement.  Opportunities are available to expand collaboration with other nonprofit organizations to leverage resources to build a stronger community.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Henry Miller
Term Start May 2001
Email hmiller@ldc-nashville.com
Experience

Experience

Mr. Miller as the Founder & Executive Director of Living Development Concepts has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills. Mr. Miller has 30+ years of experience in the real estate, housing development and construction industry. As a licensed realtor for Cornerstone Realty, he is known for his creative financing ability years early into his real estate career along with perseverance, honesty, and fairness. He is a proud Middle Tennessee State University alum, Henry graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration.

Henry is a Notary Public at Large with strong ties to the community. He completed the Barnes 2017 Nonprofit Capacity Building Program Cohort which was created by the Nashville Mayor’s office in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management and the National Development Council, This capacity building program was designed to strengthen the management capacity of local nonprofit developers, with a focus on affordable housing finance and development. In addition to the cohort-based training, the program includes tailored technical assistance from local nonprofit experts.  Mr. Miller is a member of Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors (All for over 30 years) and has a Residential Contractors License since 2004.

Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 4
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 85%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Yes
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $75,000.00
Projected Expenses $73,297.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$34,410$0--
Administration Expense$0$0--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.88----
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$141,137$0--
Current Assets$45$0--
Long-Term Liabilities$454$0--
Current Liabilities$984$0--
Total Net Assets$139,699$0--
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.05----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $22,231 ----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $7,896 ----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
Charitable Solicitations Letter
Organization Comments LDC needs dedicated resources to develop more housing projects because this is a performance-based environment.  Partnering with other non-profits or for-profits entities is very important in order to develop affordable housing while operating in an environment of collaboration.  Our organization capacity must be increased in order to be a successful developer also we need to be structured to address the needs and risks of development in order to position our organization for success.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
In 2015, this organization filed a 990-N form with the IRS, which does not provide specific financial information. Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less ($25,000 for tax years ending after December 31, 2007 and before December 31, 2010) are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.
 
In 2016, this organization did a formal audit and requested that financials be pulled from this document. Program, Management, and Fundraising expenses were not broken down in this audit, and therefore, what is provided is an estimate. 
Comment provided by Nicole Rose 12/07/2017.
Nonprofit Living Development Concepts Inc.
Address 3250 Dickerson Pike, Suite 212
Nashville, TN 37207 2993
Primary Phone (615) 750-5463
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Henry Miller
Board Chair Mr. Nathan Jordan Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Owner, Jordan Builders & Associates
Year of Incorporation 2002

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