A new approach to Community Revitalization

Rebuilding the Fort, CDC’s target market includes low-income families within AMI 50% – 120% AMI in communities facing housing affordability challenges. This demographic represents the workforce housing target market, comprising essential workers such as educators, veterans, first responders, and municipal services employees. By focusing on workforce housing, we address the housing needs of these vital community members who often struggle to find affordable housing options in urban and suburban areas.




Through our community revitalization approach, we thoughtfully invest through veterans into neighborhoods to accelerate job creation through growth in small businesses and the creative economy, improve community health and safety, and offer quality affordable housing. We engage with city and industry leaders and residents to co-develop community solutions and programming that support our investments in our neighborhoods’ built environment. Together with our partners, we strive to maintain and diversify a neighborhood’s character while maximizing long-term affordability and minimizing displacement.


Rebuilding the Fort is a veteran led for purpose organization that starts with community organizing and evidence-based development to catalyze inclusive, bottom-up, and people-first revitalization.

Our efforts are place-based, people-focused, and purpose-driven.

Our roots are in Texas

We bring a team approach and the spirit of collaboration, innovative ideas, best practices and community engagement with a strong design aesthetic to create thriving neighborhood revitalization projects. Our projects are designed and coordinated with our communities to maximize long-term sustainability and minimize displacement.


We partner with community stakeholders to assess market conditions, specify goals and aspirations, and create community-driven redevelopment plans. Rebuilding the Fort and our partners plan not simply to redevelop property but to redirect market conditions and catalyze regeneration in our neighborhoods.

Rebuilding the Fort follows a data-driven, evidence-based approach to planning. Our innovative “Build From Strength” methodology identifies specific target areas that are economically distressed but physically proximate to community and city-wide assets. We then establish the necessary private-public-partnerships that catalyze the mechanisms to foster an integrated, inclusive, and revitalized stable community.

Fee Building & Development

Rebuilding the Fort specializes in scattered-site single-family rehabilitation, but we also participate in new-construction single-family and multifamily projects. Our work benefits low- and moderate-income people and places by making innovative use of financing and subsidies to create quality rental housing and homeownership opportunities at affordable prices.

Our work blends market-based redevelopment and authentic community power-based organizing to achieve transformational regeneration in distressed neighborhoods. Our approach seeks to leveraging long-term debt by rehabilitating distressed properties, while supporting that investment through strengthening community equity, safety, and stability. These two prongs create a mutually reinforcing virtuous cycle: strengthening this community secures housing investments, and a housing market is sustained with a strong and safe neighborhood around it.

Our sustained investment in target areas have achieved a sharply-decreased vacancy rate, broadly increased median sales prices, lower crime rates, and increased income diversity, all with no direct displacement of existing residents. Rebuilding the Fort also participates in more traditional affordable housing by partnering with experienced developers utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). These partnerships have created over 500 affordable housing units in five communities in Texas.

Construction & Renovation

Rebuilding the Fort renovation and construction experience includes scattered-site rehabilitation, new home site construction, and small commercial spaces. Rebuilding the Fort is a vertically integrated operation with a network of general contractor and this relationship provides a related support company implementing a community based rehabilitation model. Our single-family rehabilitation pipeline provides the right project sizing and administrative support for smaller subcontractors and suppliers. Scaling the work to fit the workflow of smaller firms substantially increases the participation of locally-based and veteran-owned businesses.

Code Enforcement

Rebuilding the Fort partner with city Code Compliance Department to support and help maintains the cities status as a clean, livable city by ensuring property complies with rules set by City Council. Code Officers are assigned a team Rebuilding the Fort who routinely patrol assigned neighborhoods for code violations and investigate complaints with a mission of abating issues and educating residents.

Rebuilding the Fort Code Enforcement provides detailed reports of suspected code violations with solutions. The city then sends courtesy letters to property owners and residents regarding possible code violations in an effort to improve the appearance and safety of the neighborhood. The goals of the program are to: hoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between citizens’ organizations and the City Code Compliance Department. Create a greater sense of community in each neighborhood by encouraging cooperation and increasing neighborhood pride. Encourage residents and property owners to maintain their homes and yards in order to preserve property values and discourage crime. Make Cities a cleaner, safer and more attractive place for all residents. The Rebuilding the Fort Code Enforcement team seeks to promote healthy neighborhood through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between citizens’ organizations and the City
Code Compliance Department.