Nurturing Neighborhoods


COMMUNITY

Women nurturing neighborhoods through community-centric housing development from renovation to acclamation - all while practicing sustainable design and supporting our sisters in the trades.

Located

Providence, RI

Women nurturing neighborhoods through community-centric housing development from renovation to acclamation - all while practicing sustainable design and supporting our sisters in the trades.

Andrea Belanger

Project Creator

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Lam posted a note to Nurturing Neighborhoods
June 3, 2019
"Hi Andrea, I found this article that outlines wonderful organizations and resources to support women in construction. It might not be new to you but I was an interesting read for me. check it out: www.aecom.com/blog/time-support-women-construction/"
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Nurturing Neighborhoods
Women nurturing neighborhoods through community-centric housing development from renovation to acclamation - all while practicing sustainable design and supporting our sisters in the trades.
Thanks Lam!
  • June 11, 2019
Andrea posted an update to Nurturing Neighborhoods
May 31, 2019
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Nurturing Neighborhoods
Women nurturing neighborhoods through community-centric housing development from renovation to acclamation - all while practicing sustainable design and supporting our sisters in the trades.
Andrea, this is exciting! I recommend a few things to find out if anyone in the SYS community could provide some assistance. 1) Make a post in "Ask." 2) Post an "Opportunity" (right next to the tribe tab on your project page) 3) Post in the SYS Community Tribe! These 3 things will ensure that SYS members see eyes on your help request and be able to get in touch. There are SO many experts/helpers on the platform that have signed up for just this reason. I'll make sure to pass along anyone who comes to mind also!
  • June 3, 2019
I have extensive experience. I would suggest posting your (hopefully) Google Doc link as a task, limit who you share it with (for privacy reasons, obvi), and let me know it’s there. I’ll help you work through this.
  • June 2, 2019
Andrea posted an update to Nurturing Neighborhoods
May 27, 2019

Nurturing Neighborhoods
Women nurturing neighborhoods through community-centric housing development from renovation to acclamation - all while practicing sustainable design and supporting our sisters in the trades.
Thoughts:

When I started renovating houses, I had zero savings. I did however have a house, a partner with a modest salary, and I was making good $ with my video production company. I also had a long relationship with a local bank, having taken loans, and paid them back religiously. I also had minimal experience financing/managing/renovating whole buildings.

Biz plan is important, pitch deck even more important to convince bankers/investors.

Setting up an LLC is super easy, and cheap. Go online, there are thousands of outfits that can walk you through it. Also, contact Jes at Roosting Program, she did it all herself online and knows the ropes.

Do you need a Construction Supervisors License to be allowed to renovate? Even if you do, might not be a bad thing to do so you can get a jump on the complexity.

You def can do it. But, don’t spend years or even a year preparing. Best way to get something done is to do some prep, then just jump in, and if you’re a true entrepreneur, you’ll figure it out.
  • May 27, 2019
Andrea posted an update to Nurturing Neighborhoods
May 26, 2019

Nurturing Neighborhoods
Women nurturing neighborhoods through community-centric housing development from renovation to acclamation - all while practicing sustainable design and supporting our sisters in the trades.
This is good info, LivePlan.com that is. Thanks for sharing it, will be useful for others for sure.
  • May 27, 2019
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Andrea posted an update to Nurturing Neighborhoods
May 19, 2019

Nurturing Neighborhoods
Women nurturing neighborhoods through community-centric housing development from renovation to acclamation - all while practicing sustainable design and supporting our sisters in the trades.
What time is the meeting? I’m flying to Detroit that day for the Comcap19 conference, but would love to be linked in via Zoom if possible. This project is 100% in my wheelhouse, in nearly every way. Pretty sure I can act as a guide to more quickly accelerate you through known hazards and solid directions.
  • May 20, 2019
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