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We began with housing in 1975, but experience and much listening taught us that home is more than housing. To truly thrive, people also need access to quality childcare, education, health, jobs, financial services, and more. They need help in a crisis and support to achieve dreams. Successful communities provide those resources. Beyond Housing empowers communities to provide them.
In meetings with community members, a circle of asking, listening, and responding ensures that the community’s voice is heard. From there, we align often significant resources and act to make their vision a reality.
With unstable housing, health issues or parents struggling to find work, a child can’t live up to her potential. We address housing, education, health, employment, personal finance, community engagement and economic development.
To achieve a higher level of impact, we bring together nonprofits, civic leaders, and corporate partners to support a vision shared by the community. Marshalling support for a common goal is critical to helping efforts flourish.
Beyond Housing has raised and invested more than $75 million dollars since 2010 in the 24:1 community.
As part of our economic development efforts, we built Save-A-Lot - the first grocery store in Pagedale in more than 40 years.
We created groundbreaking opportunities to improve education and financial health for families, including Promise Accounts offering a free $500 college saving plan to all kindergartners attending the Normandy school district.
Beyond Housing built the Rosie Shields Manor and Vetter Place, upscale senior housing centers in Pagedale and Pine Lawn.
We established the 24:1 Community Land Trust to support the vision of Beyond Housing and provide quality, affordable housing for residents living in the 24:1 community.
To serve the financial needs of residents in the 24:1 community, Beyond Housing and the 24:1 Community Land Trust recently opened a wealth accumulation center.
Beyond Housing also built the 24:1 Cinema in the heart of Pagedale, creating jobs and a family-friendly entertainment source for the entire 24:1 community.
Our back to school event gave out more than 1,400 backpacks in 2015 filled with school supplies, along with haircuts and wellness health exams.
Students have saved more than $100,000 through our college savings program.
Community partners including AT&T have matched thousands of dollars for local students and their college saving programs.