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Today, Beyond Housing helps communities become better places to live. Thriving communities support healthy families and children. They offer a sense of pride and ownership. They see people through a crisis and help them build their dreams into realities.
We are a comprehensive community development organization convening partners and providing leadership. From purchasing a home to health, education, jobs, and economic development, we offer holistic resources and support.
By strengthening communities, we empower the people and families who call their community home.
At Beyond Housing, we are committed to promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity throughout our organization and culture. We strive to understand and appreciate the individuality of every employee and create a better place to work for all. We nurture a culture where everyone positively acknowledges equity through action and is aware, understanding, and appreciative of diversity.
Our vision is to go beyond simple tolerance and fully embrace the things that make each person unique. We recognize that our employees’ differences support our ability to advance equity for the communities we serve. Further, we understand that equity is critical to the fulfillment of our mission to help entire communities become better places to live.
First, we listen, bringing together residents and municipal leadership along with other community stakeholders, to identify the change they want.
Because we develop relationships built on trust, we can convene a variety of partners including financial, community, government, non-profit, and – always – grassroots citizens.
From there, we research solutions and provide recommendations to the community. Once complete, we identify and align resources.
Finally, we act, bringing together the resources to make the community’s vision happen.
It takes time. It’s a heavy lift. But, in our experience, this system-wide mobilization brings about something that is all too rare today: lasting success.
By using the school district boundaries, we are able to align resources and partners around a specific area of help, allowing 24:1 to be more concentrated in our efforts and clearly measure success. We're also able to focus and build on the efforts of many who have been working together for many years to create a better community for themselves and generations to come.
The 24:1 Initiative already has generated results, from the first Pagedale grocery story in 40 years, to the creation of the 24:1 Community Land Trust, to providing affordable homeownership for community members. Our No. 1 focus, however, has been on improving education, because we know that at the core of a robust community is a strong public education system. Among the many initiatives and programs to help students and schools thrive has been the development of a Youth Continuum in partnership with the Normandy School Collaborative to support children from cradle to career.
Other programs include the development of a Youth Continuum in partnership with the Normandy Schools Collaborative to support children of all ages.