BUILDING HOMES & HOPE
One of the key ways that we strive to bring HOPE to our community is through our Housing Initiative projects. We want to help provide safe, sanitary, and sustainable environments because it is proven to be an important factor in long term success in life. People need a safe place to call home, and we have been working hard this summer on our newest Affordable Housing project. With the help of our friends from Square Foot Ministry , we have been given the opportunity to build a duplex house to provide affordable housing options for families that have been affected by an F4 tornado that hit the community last year. This duplex is being built from the ground up and it has been inspiring to see volunteers, businesses, and partners work fast to get this project moving forward.
Since the tornado, the housing market demand in the community has become a serious issue. There are simply not enough houses on the market for renters. In addition to the demand crisis, rent has increased in Newnan 15.9% in the last year, and 1.5% in just the past month. (Source) As inflation and rent continues to increase across the nation, even options outside of Newnan are limited, especially for single-parent households and elderly members of the community living on fixed incomes. That is why this project is so necessary. Once it is completed, it will provide two living spaces that we hope will provide not only a safe living situation, but a stepping stone to better financial stability. It is important for people to have financial investment in their living situation, but we hope to make rent affordable based on income levels of the tenants. We would also like to work towards resources for the tenants to help with budgeting, credit building, and other steps to eventually move on from our affordable housing options into home ownership.
We would love to invite you to partner with us in this project either financially, by donating supplies, or by providing hands on help during serve days and special opportunities.
Please contact us on if you want to GET INVOLVED or DONATE directly and select the “Housing Fund” when giving. Our goal is to complete this project in the next 3 months and we believe that we will reach that goal with the support of the community, so please help us spread the word and share this opportunity!
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