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Executive Director

Joyce McDonald, the passionate Executive Director and Founder of Frameworks Community Development Corporation, is devoted to improving the lives of disadvantaged families and lifting up underserved communities. Her vision is a broad Community Development strategy that includes Homebuyer Education, Foreclosure Prevention, Financial Literacy Education, acquiring and rehabilitating distressed houses to create Affordable Housing and Nonprofit Real Estate Brokerage services. Under her direction, Frameworks has helped more than 14,000 families.

As Executive Director, she has overseen over $6 million dollars of acquisition and redevelopment activity which has included single family and multifamily transactions which has resulted in over 60 single family projects and an affordable rental portfolio for Frameworks CDC of 25 units. She has successfully led the transition of Frameworks CDC from an organization providing homebuyer education and counseling for first time homebuyers and foreclosure prevention counseling for families struggling to keep their homes to a comprehensive community development corporation that offers homebuyer counseling, foreclosure counseling and affordable rental and affordable for-sale housing.

She has partnered with Austin Housing Finance Corporation (City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development) to start a community land trust to help provide affordable housing on the east side of Austin which has provided 15 permanently affordable homes to low income households.

In 2017, Frameworks CDC embarked on its first ever low income housing tax credit development for seniors called Merritt Heritage in partnership with a for-profit developer which will result in 244 units of senior rental housing with half dedicated to low and very low income households.  Frameworks CDC continues to be a sought after non-profit partner by for profit developers when developing affordable housing in Central Texas

Ms. McDonald is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Austin. She serves on the Board of TexHealth Central Texas and she serves on the Board of the Texas Association of Community Development Corporations as the Board Secretary.

Frameworks CDC is also a member of the Austin Housing Coalition.

  • 2015 NCRC Home Counseling Network Partner of the Year West Region
  • Bank of America Neighborhood Builder 2013
  • Silverton-Tangari Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
  • Finalist for the Silverton Foundation/Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2012
  • People Fund honored Frameworks at East Night 2009 Community Impact Award
  • YWCA Woman of the Year for Women’s Economic Empowerment in 2008


Manager of Operations & Real Estate – Susan Kinel

Senior Administrative Assistant – Patricia Barrera

Board of Directors

JoAnn B. DePenning
J DePenning Consulting, Inc.

Edie Phillips
Realtor, JB Goodwin Realtors

Roger C. Davis
Owner, CMCS Enterprises

Reynaldo Vasquez
Owner/Broker/Realtor, Mundo & Lighthouse

Board Member
Shalanda Smith
Sales Manager, Guaranteed Rate Affinity

Board Member
Joyce McDonald
Executive Director and Founder, Frameworks CDC