Every night, an estimated 59,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles ––a figure that’s skyrocketed by 35% in the last year alone. The problem is so bad that the mayor has declared a state of emergency, and in November, L.A. voters approved a $1.2 billion bond to build 10,000 apartment units over the next decade for the chronically homeless.
However, it takes two to five years to build this kind of permanent housing because of the city’s complex building code and zoning rules–and the city needs a fix right now. The City of Los Angeles has additional projects funded but not enough funding for this immediate issue, and the rents are skyrocketing as the homeless population soars.
We need affordable housing, less complexity from the building department and a bit of humanity. We all need to play a major role in being humane and address the homeless situation. We all need to be mindful. These are all fellow humans who cannot afford to live here and the community does not want this in there backyard. Most pets are treated better then human. Make an effort and come up with quicker solutions.
Our Contractor Partners are licensed, experienced, and dependable. Building for years, they have the network of local workers to insure that we can give back to community where we are building. They use the best materials and know how to build for less guaranteeing to keep our costs down so we can continue to offer affordable housing.
The Win Project develops for the community from vacant land to building a new and affordable living space which has been proven to be a greatly needed community service.
The Win Project makes it a priority to develop affordable housing and to change the neighborhoods in which our children live in. We are reaching out to communities educating and providing our affordable opportunities. Transforming urban blight has a positive effect on the performance of our kids in those communities.
Our Bank Partners Chase Bank Community Revitalization Program, Wells Fargo Foundation, Bank of America Community Development, and TDA Grant assist us in the quest to provide lower income families access to fit, decent, safe, substantial and affordable housing.
An important step to recovery is to rebuild. Dilapidated structures do not help the community to respond to the ever present need to establish hope, and so, we will continue to remodel and develop in areas that need our help. The effect is positive and powerful for the community. It shows progress and fortitude. Everyone needs to see a sign of hope.
Our neighborhoods in distress need affordable housing now. Our neighborhoods are suffering not only by urban blight but by the price of living. Generally, affordability means paying no more than 30 percent of your annual income. Families who pay more are considered to be burdened and will most definitely have it rough affording food, clothing, transportation and medical care. It is estimated that 10-15 million households now pay more then 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing. It’s a hardship. Lower income families need to provide for the family in the present and the future. We are helping by pricing our properties below market value to assist in this quest.