How we Give Back
$17,738.90+ given to causes fighting for affordable housing. Why?
As a social benefit company, we care about all the communities we are in and the effort made to provide affordable housing to those without means.
As a company we care about people, the planet and profit. And we know that’s not that weird. Austin, our hometown, is an expensive place to live. As is Houston, NOLA, Portland, and Detroit. And increasingly the amazing, creative, artistic folks that live in our homes can’t afford them. We want to fight that battle and change the notion of what affordable housing looks like. So each tour we do we give 10% towards affordable housing nonprofits in the cities we are in. We think it would be weird NOT to give back to our community.
OUR 2019 NONPROFIT PARTNERS
Austin – 4/20:
LifeWorks is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. Every year, LifeWorks provides housing, counseling, and workforce/education opportunities to 4,000 youth and families, many of whom are facing life’s most difficult challenges. They are committed, along with many community partners, to ending youth homelessness in Austin by 2020.
To learn more about LifeWorks and how to become involved in their mission, please visit their website at www.lifeworksaustin.org
Los Angeles – 5/18:
Art Share L.A. provides a creative environment for artists to reside, develop, perform, and exhibit. We believe that artists create when they have access to space, resources, and support. On our top floor, we offer 30 affordable live/work lofts for artists, and on our bottom floor, we have a community-programmed facility that is home to art galleries, a theater, art and ceramic studios, classrooms, and an office. We are proud to call ourselves a space of untamed creativity. Art Share L.A. galleries and opportunities are made accessible to emerging, local artists of all disciplines through a monthly submission process. As a non-profit gallery space, Art Share L.A. can take the art off the pedestal and make it accessible for artists and art lovers alike.
To learn more about Artshare L.A. and how to become involved in their mission, please visit their website at www.artsharela.org
Portland – 6/29:
Central City Concern (CCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty, and addictions. Founded in 1979, CCC provides a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including healthcare, addiction treatment, and employment support. Every year, nearly 14,000 people find help and hope for the future at Central City Concern.
For more information and to get involved, please visit www.centralcityconcern.org
Detroit – 8/24:
Southwest Solutions is one of Detroit’s most impactful nonprofits, serving more than 10,000 people every year. Founded in 1970 as a community mental health agency, our programs now include neighborhood and community development, affordable and supportive housing, services for the homeless and veterans, job training, financial counseling and homeownership opportunities, minority small business programs, adult literacy, resident engagement, and more. We are defined not by a single thing that we pursue but by the multiple needs we address, and how we interconnect our services to provide families and individuals the greatest chance to succeed and improve their quality of life.
For more information and to get involved, please visit: www.swsol.org
Houston – 9/29:
New Hope Housing is a non-profit whose core purpose is to provide life-stabilizing, affordable, permanent housing with support services for people who live on very limited incomes. They help build lives through close to a thousand units of beautiful, safe SRO housing, available at an affordable rental rate in seven locations throughout Houston.
For more information and to get involved, please visit: www.newhopehousing.com
New Orleans – 11/16:
HousingNOLA is now a 10-year partnership between the community leaders, and dozens of public, private, and nonprofit organizations working to solve New Orleans’ affordable housing crisis. The data indicates the need for 33,600 additional affordable units in the city by 2025 and the data clearly shows that wages have not come close to mirroring the dramatic rise in housing costs. Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath destroyed over 275,000 homes and disrupted countless lives, but New Orleanians are resilient. For the 10 years immediately after the Hurricane, passionate citizens worked with non-profit, community-based organizations to rebuild their homes and regenerate their city in a more equitable fashion. New Orleans is evolving into a very different place from what it was before Katrina. Though its population is still below pre-Katrina levels, New Orleans is one of the fastest growing cities in America – according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Evidence shows the growing population is not just the result of returning residents, but an influx of college educated, young adults.
For more information and to get involved, please visit: http://www.housingnola.com
PREVIOUS YEARS’ PARTNERS INCLUDE:
When you join us by paying a ticket, you can know you are making your community just a little better!