Homes are the essence of a healthy, vibrant community. Many people living in concentrated poverty lack affordable, quality housing options. Our model of mixed-income housing offers the environments and amenities to help residents thrive by elevating the standard of living for the lowest-income residents, while providing affordable housing opportunities for residents in higher income brackets.
Our model includes a community-specific mix of facilities, programs and services to improve the quality of life and opportunities for residents. Programming includes better access to quality food, health care and recreation, after-school enrichment programs, job training and placement assistance, and better proximity to grocery stores, banks and other commercial amenities.
Rather than focus on a single component of community change, holistic initiatives like RWCI typically include mixed-income housing, radically improved cradle-to-career educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, jobs and job training, health and wellness programs, transportation access and recreational opportunities.
Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty needs to start early in life, at the foundation of our upbringing. We can help contribute to a great future by providing high quality educational options for everyone, regardless of income. We can accomplish this through an early childhood education center as well as a pre-K – 8 school.
The overall Renaissance community master plan is pursuing LEED-ND (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Neighborhood Development) certification. It is a rigorous third party validation of sustainable planning, design and construction, monitored by the US Green Building Council.