AT GCHP, WE SEE BIG PROBLEMS AS OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIG CHANGE.
And while those opportunities are as diverse as the problems themselves, the solutions have one thing in common: empowering members of the community to be agents of change.
GCHP HELPS CREATE REAL CHANGE THROUGH REAL ESTATE.
The experience and resolve of our staff, coupled with the capital of our donors and sponsors, has yielded a remarkable track record of completions in spite of the difficulty of mission-driven projects like the ones we undertake with our partners.
WE CALL IT TRANSFORMATIVE DEVELOPMENT.
The impact of our projects on the end users and community is unmistakable. And when these projects are complete, our partners and supporters walk away with a much broader perspective of the change that’s possible through real estate.
As an example of transformational impact, GCHP is pleased to present “Catalyst for the Boulevard,” a study performed by PlaceEconomics evaluating the long term impact GCHP and its partners have had on the Oretha Castle Haley Blvd commercial corridor.
The report demonstrates that community transformation is not something that happens overnight nor through a single project. Transformation takes strategic planning, capacity at scale, partnerships, and long-term commitment. The corridor has been transformed in the last decade and GCHP has been a prime, but not singular, actor in that transformation. Our work has been propelled by a multitude of partnerships, and a housing-first approach. From drops in crime to increases in voter participation, there is a clear connection between investments in safe and affordable housing, and better life outcomes for communities.
JPMorgan Chase recently produced a podcast with Slate as a part of their “Placemakers” series that focuses on the work that has happened on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd in the last 10-20 years. GCHP and our President & CEO, Kathy Laborde, are featured. Check it out! Recent Podcast