Why Housing Is So Important

May 31, 2023

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Housing Spotlight: by Kaleb Perdew, CLDI Executive Director

Here at CLDI we strive to have well-planned and developed pathways between our ministries for the purpose of empowering individuals and families. 

We understand that the limitations keeping someone in the cycle of poverty or addiction can only be overcome through holistic care. That’s why we believe in investing in all the steps along that pathway, from youth mentorship to job training to long-term addiction recovery and affordable housing.

As you may know, we are in the middle of a major addition to the affordable housing step in the pathway. I am thrilled to let you know that Tapestry Apartments is making great progress. Our construction team has just put up the third-floor walls, and we are on track to finish the project by the end of January 2024. The need for safe and affordable housing in our community is significant, and we are proud to be part of the solution.

We believe that our Tapestry workforce housing project will make a real difference in the lives of people in our community. 

Housing is a fundamental aspect of holistic care for families. Affordable housing allows parents to provide their children with a sense of security and gives them a place to rest and recharge. 

For many kids, having a good night’s sleep is critical to functioning and thriving, whether in school, in sports, or when engaging with our Youth Works team. The parents also have a little extra money in the bank to buy healthier options of food for kids to have the energy to engage. 

Housing also enables us to effectively mentor and support women in recovery who need a stable and supportive environment to heal and grow. The journey of recovery takes baby steps into independence. When women leave the Hannah House, they now have more options for housing close to their recovery community. 

Community support and affordable housing are integral and essential to the long-term sobriety and developing the next generation of workers. 

Housing is a piece of our Rail//Line apprenticeship by providing our apprentices with the opportunity to have margin in their budget to afford the education and training for the career of their dreams.

At CLDI, we believe that housing is not just a basic need, but an essential component of holistic care for families, enabling them to break the cycle of poverty and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities. 

Thank you for your support and commitment to this project. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve!

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