Engaging Residents in Low-Income Housing Communities to Volunteer and Earn an Economic Opportunity:

by Khoi Pham

Dec 1, 2013
Low-income housing families have an acute need to gain an economic opportunity to build financial stability. Bella Communities' innovative resident volunteer engagement program, coupling the opportunity to earn rent credits through volunteering and promoting civic engagement, is rooted in the idea that the opportunity to earn an economic incentive through volunteering can fundamentally impact people's financial stability in two ways: first, by providing residents a solution to stitch a financial backstop to withstand emergencies and shortfalls, and, second, by fostering a sense of financial relief so that residents can pursue other endeavors to improve personal wellbeing and the community through volunteering. The architecture framework of our approach ensures optimal quality, efficiency, and effectiveness in our services. We believe the ReV-UP program adds value by being a "strong link within the chain" of asset-based community development.
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