Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes

by Love City Strong, Inc.
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes

Summary

Throughout 2020 and 2021, it became clear that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were compounding housing recovery challenges for the St. John community. Global supply logistics, widespread economic downturns, and access to affordable labor were all hindrances to a return to safe, accessible homes. Love City Strong's project takes a proactive, mitigation based approach to resilience, making relatively smaller investments now to limit more severe damage from future impacts.

$250,000
total goal
$248,870
remaining
11
donors
2
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

HUD estimates that 74% of low and middle income residences on St. John were damaged following the 2017 hurricanes. To compound a frustrating recovery system, global supply chain challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic are further driving up the cost of repair. Many residents are still left without readily available resources 4 years later. With no funding to address structural, access, and safety issues, homes are increasingly vulnerable to inclement weather, particularly hurricanes.

Solution

The Resilient Housing Initiative has to date rebuilt 36 homes. For all of these, RHI has been the sole source of reasonably priced solutions for recovery. In 2022, we will continue RHI and take a proactive, mitigation based approach, making relatively smaller investments now to limit catastrophic future damages. Qualifying permanent residents include: Seniors, low/middle income families, single parent families, pregnant women, and residents with disability or chronic health conditions.

Long-Term Impact

By including these smaller scopes of work within our program, we allow for progress towards resilience across a much broader segment of the community. Additionally, with our St. John community in the midst of a severe affordable housing crisis, each home repaired and rendered more accessible alleviates pressure on the existing housing market.

Resources

Organization Information

Love City Strong, Inc.

Location: St. John - Virgin Islands
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @LoveCityStrong
Project Leader:
Love City Strong
St. John, Virgin Islands
$1,130 raised of $250,000 goal
 
16 donations
$248,870 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Love City Strong, Inc. has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.