PUSH Ministry's A.R.C.H. (Acquire, Renovate, Community Housing) Program, is committed to making affordable housing solutions a reality for everyone! We are proud to offer innovative, net-zero solutions that will help transform distressed, value-add multifamily and single-family homes in Qualified Opportunity Zones.
Our approach is simple yet effective: we acquire distressed properties and land, then leverage our GC license to renovate, repurpose or build new, updated homes for housing choice voucher recipients. By partnering with organizations like the Public Housing Authority, we're able to place residents who are on the waitlist for housing vouchers into beautiful and affordable homes that meet their needs.
We believe that everyone deserves access to safe, secure, and affordable housing and our team is dedicated to making this a reality. Our net-zero solutions not only provide energy-efficient homes but also help to reduce the carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.
The A.R.C.H. Strategy
Our strategy is to acquire distressed value-add multifamily and single-family homes and land located in metro Atlanta Opportunity Zones. This usually includes communities suffering from disinvestment that have an immense amount of potential and opportunity due to upcoming developments. We negotiate a fair purchase price with the seller and express that our 501c3 will be the purchaser, which allows for flexibility in acquisition terms and costs.
The goal of our strategy is to use our GC license to repair multifamily and single-family properties with all-new HVAC, plumbing, finishes, landscaping, security, and energy-efficient, electric systems reaching net zero carbon emissions.
Once all of the work is completed, the team will conduct a final inspection to ensure that all of the systems are up to code and functioning properly.
The Atlanta Housing Authority estimates that there are currently around 14,000 people in the city who are in need of housing choice voucher assistance, making this a major issue for the city's public housing system. To meet this need, multifamily and single-family property and land acquisition strategies are implemented to provide housing choice vouchers to those in need.
First, multifamily properties are used to house individuals or families who need immediate housing. This serves as a short-term solution for those in need of immediate assistance.
Second, single-family properties are used to provide long-term housing assistance. This could include a single-family home, duplex, or other types of property, and provides a more stable, permanent housing option for those in need.
Lastly, land development is used to build new, single, or multifamily units for individuals in need of future housing solutions.
PUSH Ministry in partnership with property management services maintains the properties and provides the necessary services for those living there.
By increasing housing choices and improving the quality of the property, the cost of living for those on the waitlist is drastically reduced. The residents are then able to utilize housing choice vouchers to cover their rent and other expenses, ensuring that they can live comfortably in a safe environment and contribute to the local economy.
Access to Quality Housing
Access to quality housing can have a significant impact on the lives of residents and their communities. Quality housing can provide residents with stability, security, and a sense of belonging. It can also give them access to better educational and employment opportunities, as well as improved healthcare and transportation options. Quality housing can also provide a safe and secure environment for children to grow and develop. For the community, quality housing can create jobs, bring in more business, and help to boost the local economy. Quality housing can also reduce crime and pollution while providing a greater sense of community pride and belonging.