The mission of The Works Inc. is to work to rebuild, restore, and renew our community’s families, and the environments in which they live through housing, economic development, and social services.

Our goals include:
1) Increasing the availability of affordable housing
2) Delivering programs and services related to affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization
3) Providing the social services, advocacy, and support requisite for families’ holistic, healthful, and socioeconomic success.

Roshun Austin


About our President and CEO

With more than 24 years of experience and impactful success providing fiscal, strategic, and operational leadership in uniquely challenging situations in South Memphis and beyond, Roshun Austin is a strategic visionary with a clear sense of purpose and urgency in a high-paced and diverse organization.

From corporate visioning to developing crucial partnerships, Roshun is capable of resolving multiple and complex issues and motivating staff and constituents to peak performance.



For more on our mission and work, click here to read our year in review.