Address: 312 Hall St. Wayne, WV 25570
Phone: (304) 501-4755
Counties Served: Lincoln, Mingo, Wayne, McDowell, Cabell
Services Provided: Mixed-Use predevelopment and construction, CHDO, multifamily rental housing management and maintenance, senior housing, special needs housing, 33-6-3 that provides OJT/Higher Education/Personal and Professional Development.
About: Our organization exists because in 2009 volunteers started to address concerns about housing in Wayne, WV. It was quickly realized that traditional charity was not nearly enough to address the deep, generational challenges we face. After intense community engagement, we pioneered a relationship-based, holistic approach to on-the-job training. Unemployed and underemployed people were hired to construct green affordable housing. Trainees worked the 33-6-3 model each week: 33 hours of paid labor, 6 hours of higher education class time, and 3 hours of life-skills mentorship.