Millions of Americans in Need

More 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 Change

The 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.

Our purpose is clear. Our mission is urgent.

By partnering with a local lead organization that serves as the community quarterback, we are able to help create vibrant new communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

  • Entrenched poverty is often tied to a place; if we can transform the place, we will improve lives.
  • Everyone deserves the opportunity to live and raise their children in communities where they can achieve their full potential.
  • We are a non-profit consulting firm that works with local leaders to implement a holistic approach to revitalizing distressed neighborhoods.
  • Our goal is to launch and nurture as many of these transformational efforts as possible to maximize the number of people who can reap the benefits of healthy, supportive communities.

Purpose Built Communities is proud to launch This is Community podcast!

Hear how innovative leaders in neighborhoods across the country are changing and revitalizing communities to create better futures for everyone.

Each episode features stories from leaders and stakeholders in the Purpose Built Communities network, illuminating how investing in families and children, creating racial equity, and investing in the physical and social infrastructure of neighborhoods can help everyone realize their true potential.

Listen to our Podcast