History. Community. Housing.
Welcome to the website of the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC),
the neighborhood organization for Clarksville, a small neighborhood with a unique history.
For nearly 40 years, the CCDC has been working to preserve Clarksville’s history, to maintain the neighborhood’s traditional sense of community through a variety of events, and to keep Clarksville ethnically and economically diverse through its affordable housing program.
The CCDC is run by a 9-member volunteer board of directors elected by current and former residents of Clarksville who are members of the organization. The board meets at 6:30 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except December) at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11th Street. All meetings are open to the public.
Become a member of the CCDC! Anyone who lives in Clarksville or used to live here can do so. Just share your email address and street address with us. But first, check out this map to confirm that you live (or have lived) in Clarksville.
As a member of the CCDC not only will you be able to vote in our board election, but you’ll also be the first to find out about our upcoming events, promotions and volunteer opportunities. And, as a CCDC member, you can run for a seat on the organization’s board of directors.
The Clarksville Community Development Corporation will host a series of free “Community Conversations” over the next several months.
Each Conversation will focus on an important issue affecting Clarksville and other central Austin neighborhoods, and will provide the opportunity for participants to learn from experts, dialogue with one another, and share ideas.
Established in the 1870's, Clarksville is one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods and has a unique, rich history. Clarksville, a National Register Historic District, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the late Seventies. The Register is the federal government’s list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that it believes are worthy of preservation. It is administered by the National Park Service. A National Register Historic District is a geographic area that consists of properties that contribute to a District’s historic significance as well as properties that do not.
The CCDC organizes a wide variety of events for Clarksville residents. The events are a fun way to help build a sense of community in the neighborhood and to share information about Clarksville’s very special history. They also offer residents opportunities to meet their neighbors, give back to their community as event volunteers and fundraise for the organization. Some of our events have become popular annual neighborhood traditions.
The Clarksville Community Development Corporation runs an affordable housing program in Clarksville. Our program is the only one of its kind operating West of I-35 and one of the only affordable housing programs in the nation operating in an affluent neighborhood. Our 9 properties, which include single-family homes and duplexes, are scattered throughout Clarksville and provide low-cost housing to 15 families.