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Land ownership and home financing is solving the housing crisis

We put vulnerable families on the path to housing by helping them purchase life-changing land.

Sustainable solutions creating scalable impact

Your philanthropy paired with impact investments helps us go further down the market to serve vulnerable families left out of traditional solutions.

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1. Land development

We partner with local governments and invest with local developers to develop land with municipal utilities including roads, water, sewage, and  electricity.

Every project passes our rigorous process which ensures the land is in a safe, desirable area, excellent for housing, and fits thoughtfully into the local urban context.

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2. Savings + financing

Families enter a savings program to pay for their land. At any time, families can exit and receive every penny of their savings.

This is achieved through a clever waitlist system. These payments allow families to build their credit history, which can be used for future financing needs.

3. Ownership + housing

After ~24 months, families receive their land lot title, making them the legal lot owners.

Families can now use their land as collateral when accessing affordable home construction financing. Some families choose to build their dream home immediately, some need time to save up, and others need affordable financing, which we help facilitate.

Not your traditional charity

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

TRADITIONAL HOUSING CHARITY

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

We're addressing the root causes to end this crisis.

Land is expensive

Available lots in Mexico, on average, are 10X more than what low-income families could afford because supply is extremely limited. So we're partnering with local developers to scale a repeatable model that invests and opens affordable land supply.

Lack of financing

About 70% of the adult population in Latin America is unbanked, which means they can't access affordable loans for housing. We help them build credit, gain ownership of a generational asset, and connect to local affordable financing.

Up to 25 years

Research shows that it takes vulnerable families in Mexico ~7 to 25 years to improve their housing situation. We’re helping families dramatically expedite their pathway to housing by buying land over 24 months.

Support families by funding a sustainable housing solution

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Catalyzing the market to serve vulnerable families

Vulnerable families in Latin America struggle to find affordable, accessible housing solutions because the marketplace does not see them as potential customers. We partner with developers, financial institutions, and the government to prove that vulnerable families can be great customers.

Our goal is twofold: to impact families and to influence the marketplace to increase housing products and services for vulnerable communities.

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Land and housing leads to life-changing benefits.

A mother and her two children stand in the yard of their New Story home.

Families grow healthy

Access to basic services such as water and sanitation dramatically reduces chronic diseases.

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Security from eviction

Land ownership guarantees families long-term security from eviction & peace of mind because they are the lawful title holders of their land.

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Generational asset

Families own a generational asset to pass down and serve as collateral to secure affordable financing.

Join the mission

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