In the last few months, we brought our grant writing in-house. Our grant writing team just submitted three grants that, if successful, will get us close to the funds needed for Phase One. We are now preparing to write proposals for both additional construction costs and supportive housing.
We welcomed a new member to the team this month. Emery Lewis is an attorney with Nixon Peabody. He has a passion for working with nonprofits and social justice issues.
We remain an all-volunteer team. However, we now have signed contracts for the project's planning stage. They are working concurrently to ensure we are ready to build once we have the approvals from the City.
BME Associates is working with our legal team and in-house planner on the zoning variances we will need to build the first Tiny Home Village in Rochester, NY. We received our second set of draft architectural drawings from Greater Living Architects. You can view the draft site plan and architectural drawings on the updated Tiny Homes page. Livingston Associates is working with us to update our project budget.
We are also working on adding a new workforce development partner. Heritage Christian Services has a supportive employment program for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We look forward to adding them to the current list of seven other partners in our efforts to provide a training ground for underserved populations in the area.
ROC The Day is right around the corner! Stay tuned for more information on how you can make a difference with REACH Advocacy Inc. at ROC The Day this November.