Total loan: $7,000
Rochester, NY, United States / Housing
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A loan helped employee local people to rehab houses and train them to become private contractors within the community.
In 1999 at 25 years old I decided to leave the rural community of Clifton Springs and purchase a vacant house in Rochester New York. After a year and a half of being in the flower city I noticed opportunities to continue investing in houses that have been discarded by absentee owners or broken down landlords. As I purchased more properties it was necessary to bring more hands on to the housing projects I had/have going. I relied on local people who did or do not have formal employment for whatever reason. Over the past 12 years neighborhood people in need have bent to my will and provided labor to refurbish quality, safe, functional housing for working-class people and individuals/families transitioning from social services. SSI and SSD tenants are also in my housing stock. At this stage in my life and in my investing career Ive develop the skills needed to guide employment challenge people into gainful employment or independent contracting businesses. For more insight into what we have done please visit my business page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sivpsc/?pnref=lhc)