Tony was motivated to expanded his reach and influence as a developer/general contractor after watching the city gentrify while leaving the home grown people of the communities behind. “My impetus for getting into development was watching the city change, and leaving people behind. My charge was to build affordable housing that when you closed your eyes and walked in the front door you wouldn’t’ know what part of the city you are in” So The Nannie Helen @ 4800 was built. The Nannie Helen, a 70 unit mixed-income, mixed-use project in Ward 7. It is the first 100% affordable complex in the city, boasting a design and amenity level comparable to market rate projects. The Nannie Helen is the only and first 100% affordable NEW COMMUNITIES housing development project in Ward 7 operating today. The focus was on single moms having an affordable place that was safe and don’t look like the stereotypical affordable dwellings.