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STRONGER TOGETHER

2021 Impact Report

Dear friend,

 

As the world continues to witness the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on populations like The Community Builders serves every day, we continue to place our residents at the center of all we do.

 

For our 2020-2024strategic plan, The Community Builders prioritizes the creation of healthy, innovative, and sustainable housing for residents.  As we look to the future, we are widening our scope and extending our reach into new communities. We continue to reinforce and upgrade the communities we serve while seeking to  invest in urban low income neighborhoods that are often overlooked. 

 

The economic devastations of the pandemic have propelled The Community Builders to engage residents as co-authors for their own futures. The Community Builders is committed to shifting power dynamics and partnering with residents to unlock their full potential. Predicated on community-driven solutions, resident voice and lived experience informs all our work.

 

We are stronger together with your help and partnership.

Thank you for your continued support as we realize our mission

to build and sustain strong communities where all people can thrive.

LETTER FROM CEO

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Bart Mitchell | President and CEO

 
 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

“Derrick Hayes participated in a TCB collaboration partnership with Sunshine Enterprises Business Academy. This year, Mr. Hayes founded Husha Steam Carpet Clean, an all-service carpet cleaning business. He attended Sunshine Business Academy 12-week class program where he learned entrepreneurial training, marketing strategies, financial guidance to boost, expand, and how to restart his business. Derrick has since graduated from Sunshine Enterprise Business Academy, created his official flyer, and purchased new cleaning equipment. Mr. Hayes recently received his very first contract post his graduation. He is now a contractor for local a daycare center provided carpet cleaning services. We are so proud of Mr. Hayes and wish him nothing but the best.”

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Residents at the Center

Through Community Life

Connecting Residents To Resources

The Community Builders works every day to build healthy homes and improve access to housing stability, opportunity, safety and health for seniors and families.  TCB Community Life offers an incentive program for residents who take part in TCB programming. Residents can order an item using a community account and have the item delivered to their doorstep.  This initiative offers residents essential resources at no cost and is beneficial for individuals who require transportation assistance.

Building Thriving Communities

The Community Builders Community Life programming helps children learn, parents earn and seniors thrive. Community Life is offered at TCB properties in many diverse cities including Boston, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Chicago.  Programs are offered to residents of all ages and catered specifically to the needs of the community.

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT

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We connect residents with programs and resources to better their future. With the help of Community Life, Jesus took advantage of the Family Self Sufficiency program to save thousands of dollars towards his dream of owning a home.  Hear from Jesus and Lucelia, Senior Community Life Coordinator at TCB.

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REAL ESTATE IMPACT

Completed 9 communities, 1010 homes serving 227 seniors and special needs population and 783 families

 
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Lyman Terrace II, MA

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Park Haven, NY

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Marshall Gardens, MD

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North Commons at Village Hill, NH

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The Ridgeway, NY

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Commodore Place Apartments, OH

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125 Amory Rehab, MA

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801 Oak Park, IL

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Hillside Crossing, NY

HOUSING SPOTLIGHT

 
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The Art of Lyman Terrace

The Community Builders led two phases of redevelopment of Lyman Terrace between 2016-2021. Serving as home to 164 families, the renovation of Lyman Terrace was completed in partnership with Holyoke Housing Authority. In the early 2010’s, Lyman Terrace had become functionally obsolete and needed a revitalization to effectively support its residents and the economic redevelopment of downtown. Recognized in excellence in the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development Preservation category, Lyman Terrace was the recipient of two national awards: a 2021 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award and a 2021 Affordable Housing Finance Readers Choice Award . 

 

The surrounding grounds of Lyman Terrace is Holyoke’s Pulaski Park. Pulaski Park is home to a new vibrant mural painted by master artist Tyrone Bowie, Jr. The mural features community members utilizing the park’s many amenities.

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RESIDENT SUCCESS

We place resident success at the center across the regions we serve

 
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80%

80% of TCB residents in New England aged 16-25 are connected to work or school

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84%

84% of TCB residents in New York/New report they have food security

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88%

88% of TCB residents in the Midwest have access to the internet

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97%

97% of TCB residents in Chicago exercise their rights and are registered to vote

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96%

96% of TCB residents feel safe on TCB property

HOUSING AWARDS

 

John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center, IL

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  • AIA Northeast Illinois, Design Award

A.O. Flats, MA

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Lyman Terrace, MA

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  • Affordable Housing Finance Agency, Readers Choice Award

  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, Charles L. Edson Award

 

FINANCIALS

Total Net Assets

Operating Expenses

2020 Net Assets 30,890,636.41

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2021 Donors

Thank you to our donors.  Please contact us with questions about donor recognition.