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SECOND CHANCE INITIATIVE

The second chance initiative is a forward-thinking rehabilitation program for convicted felons. The second chance initiative offers from training, jobs and other help. Our program is specifically for convicted felons and ex-offenders who need a second chance. With training in construction, painting, and finish work, There will be an infusion of skills that allow for a chance at earning a decent living and gaining the knowledge of a new skill.

The Nationwide initiative’s focus will be on derelict and abandoned areas starting with West Baltimore City; then partner with other City Municipalities. The Second Chance Initiative will bring hope and job training to low-income, impoverished areas; infusing the community with a safer and more beautiful neighborhood.

Mission Statement

To empower the community by helping individuals have a better quality of life through job creation, accessibility to housing for the poor and homeless. The fight to end homelessness appears to be a losing battle, more than 7000 families and veterans are homeless in the State of Maryland. Partnered with high foreclosure rates there are houses available and at Goodwill Housing Strategies we partner with State, Government, and County Agencies to  renovate these empty houses and provide homes to our homeless neighbors

We partner with organizations to provide the opportunity of home ownership with our “why pay rent when you can own program”. The goal of this initiative is to provide low to middle-class families with home-ownership while training money management and foreclosure prevention

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Goodwill Housing Strategies serve at every point in the housing continuum: from quality project real estate development to conducting homeless outreach.  From this wide perspective, we see the emotional, physical and financial toll being levied upon millions of families and individuals as a result of America’s affordable housing crisis. Goodwill Housing works to prevent homelessness by providing financial assistance for rent and utility payments. We also help to resolve issues that may lead to homelessness.

WHY WE DO IT

Having a stable, affordable home is essential for both individuals and society. A safe and decent home allows parents to maintain jobs, children to stay in the same schools, and the local economy to be supported. Having a home also underscores the inherent dignity of the persons who live there.

On a single night in January 2017:

553,742 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States

33% of the homeless population are families with children

40,056 veterans were experiencing homelessness in the U.S.

“The lack of safe, affordable housing requires a renewed commitment to increase the supply of quality housing and to preserve, maintain, and improve existing housing through public/private partnerships…”

The mission of Goodwill Housing Strategies is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.

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