“Homeownership needs to be a policy priority for anyone concerned with graduation rates, crime or poverty in the state.” – Daniel Macdonald, PHD., Assistant Professor of Economics, CSU San Bernardino
Researchers at California State University, San Bernardino’s Department of Economics recently published “California Homeownership and Sociocultural Factors,” a study on the effects. The study found, increased homeownership in minority groups has a positive effect on high school graduation rates. This implies that increased homeownership among minorities could improve economic opportunities for these communities. California is not building affordable new homes fast enough to meet the growing demand of the state’s population, some residents must rent or are even forced to move out of the state.
The WIN Project is looking to provide the solution to this major problem. We believe in equality for all to be housed, that no human should have to Live on the streets or tents. Help us move to toward helping are communities realize this dream.
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.
A once urban blight is now transformed into attractive affordable housing to be proud of, restoring the American Dream, home ownership, and stability, helping low and moderate-income families to achieve a reachable goal. Help buyers into progressive neighborhoods that bring people together, that promote pride and prosperity, that create local-job opportunities. Be a part of the effort turning communities into beautiful, energy-efficient neighborhoods.
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.