Acquisition and Rehabilitation
In 2016, KAVANAH acquired and upgraded 29 homes with green technologies, facilitating in the reduction of energy and water usage. Just by replacing old light fixtures with LED lighting, the new home owners save an average of $350 per year on their utility bill. Additionally, we install energy efficient appliances, Low-E Glass dual pane windows, insulation, water conservation products, and native plant landscaping. These practices not only assure affordability for the new home owner, but also sustainability.
Partnering with Non-Profits
As a housing non-profit, it is our intention to provide affordable housing for individuals who are under-served. Our mission is to partner with businesses, individuals, non-profit organizations, churches and synagogues to bring together resources to and enrich the lives of Veterans, homeless, emancipated youth, at-risk youth, special needs, sexually exploited, elderly, and low to moderate income families and individuals.
In February 2016, we purchased the first home that would provide affordable housing to a ministry serving men in need. Since opening, dozens of men have experienced restoration of families, relief from drug or alcohol addictions, and found new purpose and direction for their lives.
It is our goal to work with government agencies to acquire new properties that can be used to provide affordable housing to non-profits serving those in need.
Our country is experiencing a construction and skilled labor shortage. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there were 214,000 open construction jobs in July 2016. This labor shortage will have a major impact on home prices, as more workers retire. We have developed a grassroots campaign in four local high schools, and with YouthBuild of the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps. Click here to learn how we are closing the gap by investing in future generations.