Work and Awards

Anne Mannix has worked on affordable housing in Indiana for over 30 years, first as an employee of South Bend Heritage and later as the head of her own company, Neighborhood Development Associates. Since 1997 NDA has played key roles in developing more than 1,000 units of affordable housing statewide. Local projects Anne has worked on include the Robertson’s Senior Apartments, the new YWCA building, Hope Rescue Mission downtown, the Oliver School Apartments for the chronically homeless, Walkerton's Dogwood Estates, and South Bend Mutual Homes, 24 units of cooperatively-owned housing on the Near West Side. If elected Anne will use her decades of experience and her ability to work with others to help the city strengthen neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure, and find creative solutions for the problems of the homeless. Here is a list of the many awards that Anne and her projects have won.

Individual Awards

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation of St. Joseph County: 2019 Rosa Parks Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Michiana Women’s Leadership Award 2017
  • Michael Carroll 2005 Community Economic Development Leadership Award (presented by the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development, the Indiana Coalition on Housing & Homeless Issues, the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority, and The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis).
  • 2004 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing, In recognition of outstanding leadership in Affordable Housing.

Project Awards

The following projects were selected as Projects of the Year for the state of Indiana. The awards were given by the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority, along with other funding partner agencies.

  • South Bend Mutual Homes – 2018 Urban Project of the Year awarded by the IN Housing & Community Development Authority (24 single family new construction housing cooperative, Developer)
  • South Bend Permanent Supportive Housing, 2018, Supportive Housing Project of the Year. (32 unit Worked with the United Way of St. Joseph County to start the planning task force and assembled financing).
  • West York Redevelopment: Redevelopment of a 12 block area, 40 new homes with new streets and infrastructure. The West York Project also was a Finalist in the Affordable Housing Finance Rural Project of the Year, a national award. (Anne coordinated project planning and financing). 
  • Lincoln Avenue Redevelopment in Goshen, IN Housing & Community Development Authority, Rural Project of the Year. (28 rehabilitated apartments in downtown Goshen. ) Anne coordinated project financing.
  • Springhill of Marion, 2003 (36 single family lease purchase homes in Marion) Anne coordinated project financing.
  • West Washington Place, 1990 (65 affordable apartments in the 1200 block of West Washington) Anne coordinated project financing.

Pictures and Videos

Photos of some of Anne's work and awards can be found at 

From Blight to Bright tells the story of how Anne Mannix joined forces with the City of Walkerton, Great Lakes Capital, and others to transform 13 acres of horrible dilapidated slum housing into quality affordable homes the whole community could be proud of. 

Anne Mannix with co-worker Rosie Leyva

Anne Mannix with co-worker Rosie Leyva