About Us

Dedicated to Serving the East Side

For over 45 years, our commitment has been to create meaningful and positive impacts on the lives of those we served.  We are dedicated to fostering a compassionate community and support businesses that embrace and uplift everyone.  With a rich history, we persistently strive to make a difference and build a better future for all.


To foster a safe, diverse and thriving neighborhood by engaging the community to create healthy, affordable housing and support commercial development.


ESNDC’s vision for St. Paul’s East Side is an evolving “community of choice” for residents and businesses.

  • Our work will advance a safe and equitable neighborhood with access to healthy affordable rental housing, home ownership and aging in place for our elders.

  • The East Side will be a prosperous urban environment where people choose to do business, work, live, and play.

Affordable Homes

Meet Our Housing Team

Housing – Make a Difference Today!

ESNDC Housing Committee

We strive to partner with key stakeholders in working towards the development of affordable housing on the East Side while focusing on the interests of the local community and minimize the risk of displacement.

Make a Difference Today

We are here to help

Meet Our Support Team!

Anned Dejoy

Executive Director

Laura Clouser

Director of Administrator & Program Director LeadSafe MN

Claire Thomas

Economic Development Program Manager

Jordan Burt-McGregor

Economic Development Coordinator

Organization Leadership

Meet Our Board of Directors

Shateka Flowers

Board President

Rebecca Nelson

Board Secretary

Darrel Beauford

Board Treasurer

Laura Costilla Torres

Entrepreneur East Side Resident

Dannette Allrich

Owner of Holding Hands Childcare

Thomas Burke

Artist at ART @967 Payne

Peter Vang

CEO of Vang Property & Kiwave Software

Darlene LaBelle

Property Manager – Labor Plaza Apartments

Juan Linares

Community Member (On Sabbatical leave)

Melanie Kleiss — Advisor
Attorney and East Side residential property owner

Business Partner