Millions of Americans in NeedMore than 43 million Americans, and 1 in 5 children live in poverty. However, focusing solely on those in poverty does not account for all low-income Americans. Another 57.8 million Americans are considered low-income, which means they are living at or above the poverty threshold, but below 2 times poverty. We are committed to turning these numbers around.
Teaming Together for ChangeThe proverb, “it takes a village” could not be more truly applied than in the environment of urban revitalization initiatives. It is a monumental endeavor to implement holistic change in disadvantaged communities, and it requires expertise from all walks of life. Purpose Built Communities has brought together some of the brightest minds to seek out meaningful change in our neighborhoods and cities.
Purpose Built Communities is an assemblage of internationally recognized leaders of business, a former Mayor of Atlanta, policy makers, philanthropists, community quarterbacks, directors of nonprofits, developers, education experts, finance and asset managers, grant writers, affordable housing directors, real estate executives, corporate officers, community planners, attorneys, consultants, and much more. This “dream team” of innovative thinkers is driven by a collective desire to transform communities, improve the lives of residents of underserved neighborhoods, end a cycle of intergenerational poverty, and set a new course for cities across the country.