Equipping vulnerable families to become land and homeowners

We pioneer solutions to end the global housing crisis by empowering families to become land and homeowners in thriving communities.

The housing crisis requires smart solutions families want and can afford.

About 1.8 billion people live without adequate housing. We’re in a global housing crisis — and it’s keeping millions of families, especially women and kids, from reaching their full potential.

We're on a mission to change this story by bringing market-based solutions to those who need them most. Our strategy focuses on making land accessible for families in Latin America so they can buy property, build creditworthiness, and unlock home financing.

Families are no longer charitable beneficiaries — they’re  participants in their journey out of poverty and into housing.

In the press

Growing net worth

When low-income families can secure land, their net worth grows with time. In Etzatlán, Mexico, families who purchased land increased their net worth 2x over four years.

Not your traditional charity

We empower vulnerable families to become active participants in a market where they can access and afford quality housing.


Builds homes
Building an inclusive housing market
Addresses the symptoms of homelessness
Addressing causes of the housing deficit
Fully dependent on donations
Partnering with philanthropists and the market
Gives homes to low-income families
Creating affordable, scalable opportunities for low-income families to access adequate housing
Creates linear impact
Creating exponential impact

Bringing market-based solutions to those who need them most.

Our financially sustainable model enables low-income families to access land and housing credit at their income levels. And since we fund the work by blending philanthropy and impact investment, your gift goes further to impact more families.

See how it works

Our solutions

Smart solutions

Doing things differently is in our DNA.

As one of the first nonprofits to graduate from Y Combinator, we bring innovative solutions to one of the world’s biggest problems.

FAST Company

Named one of the “world’s most innovative companies” four times by Fast Company.

A Case Study: Empowering Women in Mexico

In Etzatlán, Mexico, we helped 941 low-income families become first-time landowners. Women make up 60% of these households, which is 32% higher than the national average. When women own property, they increase their physical and financial security.

Stories to write home about

Read our most recent blog posts to learn about the latest impact, innovations, and ideas from New Story.

Join the mission

Generous donors and investors make our work possible. Here are four ways you can get involved today.