Amani Christian Community Development Corporation
In 1998, Reverend Walls founded Amani Christian Community Development Corporation (Amani). We are a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c) (3) faith-based community and economic development organization.
To date, we have constructed and/or rehabbed 15 units of housing for community residents. Amani had focused most of its work on the Schenley Heights community, but its mission encompasses the Greater Hill District. With the recent redevelopment efforts in the Lower and Middle Hill, Amani is situated to further promote and contribute towards the rejuvenation of the Hill District neighborhood without current projects.
Amani is the Hill District’s faith-based nonprofit that has served the community for 20 years. Our mission is to provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households and homeownership opportunities across the Hill District. In 2021, we created the Hill District Renaissance Project (HDRP) to initiate a strategy and a plan to create a community where all Hill District residents have opportunities to live and enjoy the many assets of our community. The intent of our activities is to stabilize the Middle and Upper Hill District communities. Our plan, Hill District Renaissance Project (HDRP) is to produce both affordable rentals and for- sale housing. Currently, we are making four strategic investments:
Milwaukee - Clarissa St. Phase 3
Scattered Sites Middle Hill Project
Creation of Affordable Housing for low to moderate-income persons
Creation of 20 for- sale units from 2021-2024
Rehab of 12 units
We are also developing a four-story building on 2159 Centre Avenue in the heart of the Hill District business district. This will provide entrepreneurship opportunities on the first floor of this building for Hill District business owners.
Our focus is to elevate the quality of life for Hill District residents. We are dedicated to address the needs for housing and economic development. Amani Christian Community Development Corporation continues to embark upon these strategic investments to make the Hill District a better place to live and work.