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.
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.
In California, families spend 50% of their income on housing. Many are forced to move if they cannot meet the demands of the bills incurred, and so, they move to overcrowded and substandard housing leaving the resident abandoned. In the mist of communities lies the abandoned properties and vacant land usually in disrepair adding to the already mounting despair and chaos known as Urban Blight.