Cedarwood Senior Cottages
Tenants to Homeowners is proud to introduce 3 new single-family homes to the Brook Creek Neighborhood. Through a number of subsidies these homes will provide new, energy efficient construction to tenants at a variable rate (30% of their monthly income). These homes are reserved specifically for individuals making less than 80% of Lawrence’s median income.
First Time Homebuyer Workshop
Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
United Way Center
2518 Ridge Ct., Room A
Tenants to Homeowners and the Lawrence Public Library for a one-time public screening of Arc of Justice.
Tracing the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. (NCI) in southwest Georgia, Arc of Justice is a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles. NCI was created in 1969 in Albany, Georgia by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, including Congressman John Lewis, and Charles and Shirley Sherrod, to help secure economic independence for African American families. For 15 years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6,000 acres, the largest tract of land in the United States owned by African Americans at the time, but racist opposition prevented them from implementing plans to build 500 affordable homes as part of their community land trust.
Following the film screening TTH will facilitate a panel discussion: “Affordable Housing and Inclusive Communities” with local panelists Ursula Minor (Lawrence NAACP), Ben MacConnell (Justice Matters), Jennifer Ananda (City of Lawrence), Mathew Faulk (Bert Nash), Randal Jelks (KU American Studies), and Rebecca Buford (Tenants to Homeowners).
Tenants to Homeowners, Inc was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the Gold Seal, Tenants to Homeowners, Inc shared important information with the public. Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.
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SAVE THE DATE
Annual Celebration and Fundraiser
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Affordable housing project seeks to add small homes to existing neighborhoods; that won’t be easy
Great Journal World article on future initiatives for affordable housing in Lawrence. Our very own Rebecca Buford Lewis gives a glimpse at what affordable split lot “tiny” home density could look like in our community (see image).
Article excerpt: “Specifically, Buford would like the city to consider allowing projects that would provide permanent, affordable housing to divide lots in existing neighborhoods to accommodate two smaller homes.”