To seek the peace of the city of Knoxville by restoring blighted homes and strengthening neighborhood communities.
Formerly blighted homes in neighborhoods are lived in and cared for by their owners, lights are turned on where previously there was darkness, porches are restored to provide space for neighbors to have conversations and develop relationships
What does this create?
Decrease in morale in the neighborhood
Loss of respect and/or fear towards those in the neighborhood
Increase in unemployment
Decrease in funding for neighborhood schools
Lack of investment in kids futures in these areas
Urban blight is a serious problem in parts of Knoxville.
What does this look like?
Unsold and neglected properties
Homes in terrible condition
RESTORING THE COMMUNITY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
Partnering with individuals and businesses in the neighborhood
Partnering with local high schools
Providing jobs and job training
ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES IN HOME OWNERSHIP
Helping prospective homeowners who are committed to the restoration of a particular neighborhood
Purchasing blighted homes to sell at or below fair market value
Assisting with the loan process
Reinvesting proceeds toward more homes in particular neighborhood