Peabody-Vance Neighborhood

Shelby County Office of Preparedness

The Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS / EMA / UASI, which includes grants and program administration, provides assistance to the Shelby County Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) by allocating the resources for planning, equipment, training and exercises. Our office partners with local jurisdictions to prevent, protect, respond and recover from all-hazard threats, natural or man-made.

Their site has lots of excellent information to help you and your family stay safe during dangerous times, such as current Flooding Maps, by ZIP code (scroll down to the bottom of the page to find color or black & white maps of your area).

Medical Overlay District

The purpose of the Medical Overlay District is to support the investment efforts of the various institutional uses located within the district by providing restrictions on those uses deemed incompatible with the future land uses anticipated in the area. The area is also intended to have a more urban, pedestrian-friendly, walkable character in the future, and therefore replacement standards that support this vision are included in the overlay district. Finally, mapped limitations on height will help reduce the impact of large-scale uses on the surrounding neighborhoods.

Click here to view PDF of the Medical Overlay District Plan, prepared by Code Studio.

Church Health Center

Dr. Scott Morris, a family practice physician and ordained United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others, the Church Health Center Clinic has grown to become the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country. Currently, we care for 50,000 patients of record without relying on government funding. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $20.

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MIFA serves over 60,000 individuals annually through nine programs that work on three platforms:
  • We sustain the independence of seniors.
  • We stabilize and transform families in crisis.
  • We equip urban teens for success.

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  • University Place

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    University Place is a 473-unit mixed-income housing development in south central Memphis, situated on the site of the former Lamar Terrace public housing project. In June 2004, Memphis Housing Authority was awarded $22.5 million in federal HOPE VI funding for the project. The University Place development leverages more than $50 million from other sources of financing.

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