community advocates & leaders.
We build enthusiasm in communities by hosting events and community activities, with advocacy opportunities around homeownership.
home ownership first.
Our Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) process that collects and maps street-level information, both quantitative and qualitative, for data-driven decision making. Here is framework of our four-step ABCD process:
Conduct a community scan, capturing all data to inform a 360-degree view of the community. This includes documenting all the buildings, their structural conditions, and forming an asset map. Metrics are developed to measure the built environment.
In addition to homes and buildings, the community scan also includes a door-knocking census to learn more about the people living in the community. This will provide a deeper understanding of resident needs, gaps in services they encounter, and what workforce and social service programs are in greatest need. This scan will also help to identify nonprofit organizations and groups with which to partner.
After the scan, the community will be given a Health Score that will serve as a baseline for development.
Once the community scan is complete, it is overlaid with market data to determine the direction of development the community can support. The data sets are also overlaid with the geography and topography of the community, including considerations for elements like corridors, commercial hot spots, and traffic flow.
Once the map is developed, projects and properties are prioritized and a timeline of redevelopment is created. This involves matching community realities and future market development plans. Areas of development are prioritized. The radius of the market ranges between two miles, five miles, and 10 miles. Ideally, the project should have a three-fold return and benefit the community beyond just the neighborhood. We will work our way down the development list and timeline, building up weak neighborhoods around strong neighborhoods.
We continue raising money for construction, home buyer programs, and deepening community partnerships.