This year, the spread of Covid – 19 has further worsened the situation making affording housing nearly impossible for the low-income families.
Understanding the potential negative effects of affordable housing crisis, Anand- Martin Foundation (AMF) plans to remediate the problem by building 250 housing units and renting them out at affordable rates to the families with low-medium income.
About Anand Martin Foundation (AMF)
Formed in 2016, AMF is Chattanooga-area, not for profit organization and is dedicated to, improving the quality of life in under-served neighborhoods through the support of community economic development and affordable housing opportunities. Its immediate goal is to build 250 affordable housing units within next two years.
AMF hopes that its housing projects will foster communication between business, government, and neighborhoods, will increase the provision of affordable housing and community stabilization resources within Chattanooga, and will strengthen its community economic development industry. AMF works to support Chattanooga area communities toward the accomplishment of:
Affordable housing development /Quality homeownership and rental opportunities
Neighborhood stabilization and revitalization
Public /private community services
Resource development and capacity building for members
AMF is convinced that its housing project would not only solve the housing problem but would alleviate the stigma attached with the affordable housing. The general impression of affordable housing is that would be unattractive, poorly maintained, crime infested and would have low property value. Anand Martin Foundation aims to challenge this view by building attractive looking new houses. The architectural design of the houses would rival median- priced homes of the city of Chattanooga.
In its strife against housing crisis and poverty, AMF has partnered with like-minded organizations such as Tinker MA Architect and ASA Engineering &Consulting INC. who are dedicated to the cause of designing affordable and equitable housing and strongly believe that beautiful and well-built houses is everyone’s right and not a domain of privileged few.