Community Projects 

Amandla Village

Amandla Village

The Future Housing Campus for System Impacted Women with Children – A 3 year plan

…Where women come to grow, heal, learn, and build positive futures with their families.

True Beginnings works with local landlords and home owners to provide housing for system impacted women with children through holding master leases for these homeless families. True Beginnings has adopted a housing in place model, holding the lease for 1 to 2 years, working with management as a liaison, securing rental payment, property upkeep, and Case Management. True Beginnings provides management with quarterly financial reports and the tenant with case management. At the 90 day to end of lease agreement, True Beginnings will revisit lease arrangements with management to provide tenant with the opportunity to sign their own lease and management to allow tenant to be a permanent resident on the  property as they have proven their capability to pay rent, be a good tenant, and productive citizen within the community.

True Beginnings will pay rent directly to management, the tenant pays rent directly to True Beginnings to capture all quantitative data proving tenants trustworthiness. True Beginnings provides basic financial and housing needs such as moving costs, administrative fees, deposits, furniture, toiletries, and cooking/food necessities at start up and will aid with rental assistance as necessary; in addition to supplemental mental health/substance abuse assistance and living skills assistance utilizing the cooperation of outsourcing allies. The organization will progressively expand homeless services based upon open availability of resources and the needs of the client.

It is vital to understand that ALL True Beginnings clients have the desire to move forward and achieve independent permanent living arrangements.

Phase 1 –  3 Story 12 2BD Units TOTAL 12,000 – 15,000 SF

  • 4 units per floor

  • 800-900 SF ea

 Phase 2 – 4 PLEX – 3500-5000 SF ea (?)

  • Upstairs  2 Bedrooms (900 SF ea)

  • Downstairs  one 3 Bedroom (1200 SF)

  • Downstairs  one 2 Bedroom (900 SF)

 Office Building – TOTAL 1800 SF

  • 12 employees

  • 6 Case Managers separate offices 150 SF

  • 2 Intake Workers – Shared office of 250 SF office

  • 1 Manager – 150 SF Office

  • 1 Maintenance – 100 SF

Business Center – TOTAL 2000 SF

  • 2 classrooms – 350 SF ea

  • 1 room of cubicles – 600 SF

  • 1 computer lab – 500 SF

  • 3 Group Specialist Offices – 150 SF ea

Multipurpose building – approximately 900 SF

  • 1 Theater Room – 450 SF

  • 1 Lounge Area – 450 SF

Rec Center / Gym – 17200 SF

  • 2 classrooms – 450 SF ea

  • 2 offices – 150 SF ea

  • 1 open play area – 600 SF

  • Childcare area 1000 SF

  • Library 600 SF

  • Gym Rec – 15000

“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say — I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.” 

-Harriet Tubman