Full Member


Asheville, North Carolina

PODER Emma develops community ownership in the Emma neighborhood of Asheville, North Carolina. PODER Emma creates tools and strategies to prevent displacement and preserve the tight-knit nature of mobile home communities which keep their families safe.

Emma residents have a deep love for where they live, and PODER Emma and partner grassroots organizations have been working for more than a decade to build deep relationships; strengthen leadership skills and capacity in ourselves and our neighbors; and to cultivate a sense of place, belonging, identity, and culture. Over the years they have created community solutions to problems in their neighborhood that have created a collective belief that when community comes together it can improve their lives for themselves and future generations.