Core Impacts

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CORE-CommunityWheelThe Community Renaissance Concept builds foundations in challenged neighborhoods that address housing, service and educational needs as well as a range of community development gaps that are essential components of long-term transformation of lives and communities. At National CORE, we’ve established an initiative we have labeled “CORE Impacts.” Our intent is to establish deeper accountability for the results we strive to achieve in the neighborhoods in which we work. We seek to understand and measure how CORE is moving the needle to help transform communities and the lives of its residents and neighbors in an evidence-based process. Examples of our initial effort to assess our impact in creating these transformational outcomes are highlighted here. Outcomes data will be added on a regular basis.

National CORE was honored in 2004 with the prestigious National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Developer of the Year Award citing that CORE won, “not only because of its ability to design and build extraordinary, quality projects, but, because of its additional commitment to holistic community development and dramatic neighborhood transformation.

Housing

What We Know:

There is a shortage of over 1 million units of affordable housing in California.
Source: The National Low Income Housing Coalition report: Housing Spotlight: America’s Affordable Housing Shortage, and How to End it

What We Do:

Since we strive to increase the number of affordable dwellings available to low-income families and adults, we have adopted and developed efficient design models with an intent to reduce the cost during construction.

What We Change:

By creatively using modular prefab housing components, we yielded a 6 percent increase in affordable units for low-income seniors in our Yucca Valley development.

 

Education

What We Know:

26 percent of children in poverty that are not proficient readers by third grade will not graduate from high school.
Source: Hernandez, D.J. (2011). Double Jeopardy: How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation. Annie E. Casey Foundation.

What We Do:

For the 2012-13 academic year, we provided 1,303 elementary and middle school students with supplemental reading opportunities after school.

What We Change:

Parents overwhelmingly agree that our programs make a difference with their kids: 87 percent indicated that we helped their children read better, and 88 percent indicated that we helped their children enjoy reading.

 

Economic Growth

What We Know:

Research has shown that recipients with work barriers are less likely to find jobs and have lower earnings on average.
Source: Center on Budget & Policy Priorities 2002 Report on Welfare Reform

What We Do:

CORE incorporated 11 ground floor, live-work units in its East Los Angeles development for low-income small business owners ranging from photographers to event planners to computer repair specialists.

What We Change:

All units were leased within three months and these small business owners, who also receive business coaching services, now serve area residents plus hundreds of commuters from the adjacent Gold Line.

Public Safety

What We Know:

Affordable housing redevelopment contributes to a reduction of crime within the development itself and in adjacent communities.
Source: Urban Institute 2011 Movin’ Out: Crime and HUD’s HOPE VI Initiative

What We Do:

Our communities are designed based on evidence-based best practices in architectural standards and principles of public safety and crime prevention. In addition, the relationship to our onsite property management and service-infused resident and community programs helps to improve safety within the development as well as in the larger neighborhood.

What We Change:

Since National CORE’s redevelopment of the blighted neighborhood now known as Citrus Grove Apartments in Rialto, CA, violent crime was reduced over a three year period by 79 percent and overall crime by 68 percent in the neighborhood (2005-2008 City of Rialto crime data).

 

Health and Well-being

What We Know:

Social Isolation leads to numerous detrimental health effects in older adults including increased risk for mortality, falling, dementia and re-hospitalization.
Sources: Fratiglioni, Paillard-Borg, & Winblad, 2004; An Active and Socially Integrated Lifestyle in Late Life Might Protect Against Dementia

What We Do:

In 2012, we provided 1,676 seniors in 18 communities with more than 2,070 opportunities for social interaction.

What We Change:

94 percent of residents surveyed in CORE senior communities indicate they have one or more friends on the property and 78 percent believe there is someone who works on the property that really cares about them.

 

Environment & Infrastructure

What We Know:

The World Health Organization defines a Healthy City as “one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and in developing to their maximum potential.”
Source: 1995 World Health Organization Healthy Cities Project

What We Do:

CORE ensures quality of life is incorporated into every community we create by providing access to onsite services, using energy efficient design to increase efficiency and reduce utility bills, and designing community spaces for learning and social interaction that foster a healthier sense of community.

What We Change:

For example, CORE installed solar panels on its 80-unit Vista Dunes development in the Coachella Valley to produce an average of 430 kilowatt-hours per month, which reduces residents’ electric bills by approximately $730 a year.

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