Founded in 1981 as a Neighborhood Preservation Company, Arbor Hill Development Corporation strives for the highest standard of Excellence in Service and Results as it collaborates with others to:

  • Promote innovative and sustainable community revitalization efforts
  • Address quality of life concerns
  • Provide access to affordable home ownership and apartment rentals
  • Rehabilitate and restore housing and commercial building stock
  • Facilitate economic development and job creation
  • Foster pipelines to Higher Education
  • Offer the community something to say yes to!


  • The Nehemiah Block by Block Neighborhood Revitalization Project
  • Henry Johnson Center for Excellence (Restoration of former YMCA Building on Washington Ave)
  • Inner-City Baseball League for Youth


Albany Chapter NAACP
Albany Law School
City of Albany, NY Community Development Corporation
Commercial Real Estate Network
Upstate NY Black Chamber of Commerce
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Department of Homes and Community Renewal
Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of NYS
Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations

AHDC Board Members

  • Elbert Watson
  • Alene Sherman
  • Barbara Johnson
  • Innocent Ake
  • Andre Lake
  • Arthur Lumpkin
  • Kim Richardson


  • Arbor Hill
  • North Albany
  • Ten Broeck Triangle
  • Sheridan Hollow
  • West Hill
  • West End

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