Paradise Estate

Home for a Better Life!

Marcia
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Project Ends on November 15, 2019

Project Description

Our Mission

Paradise Estate is a social enterprise that provides affordable rental homes to qualified low-income families. 

Welcome Home

 

The Problem We're Solving

Homelessness

Homelessness has become an epidemic.  All over American cities, people are living in cars, shelters and on the streets.  The number one reason for this?   The lack of affordable housing.  Considering the skyrocketing cost of real estate, especially in large cities like my native New York and California, plus the statistic that 78% of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck, it's easy for most people to fall into this dilemma. 

While cities provide economic assistance through their housing program, the government does not have enough affordable houses.  Families in need are left without homes and are subject to discriminatory housing practices. This resulted in a waitlist so long, it will take years to fill the need for affordable homes, while some families are waiting in unsafe conditions.  

WHO EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS?

"People of all genders, races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds experience homelessness."  -The Bowery, NYC

 

The Homeless Population

A reported 2.5 MILLION to 3.5 MILLION people are homeless in the U.S.  The definition of homeless varies from state to state.  This is the reason for such a big disparity between the numbers.  There may be many more people unaccounted.  Our goal is to help one family at a time.  

 

Our Holistic Solution 

Paradise Estate alleviates the issue of homelessness by purchasing, renovating  and renting homes in low-income areas across the country.   We work with the city’s housing program to match families with affordable housing solutions.

By collaborating with the city, we create a public-private partnership that ensure families on these waitlists can get access and move into homes faster and easier.

 

 

TESTIMONIAL

Due to unfortunate circumstances, our last client had to leave her home state in search of a safer environment for her and her daughters. She came to Paradise Estate and we were able to move her into a new home within four weeks. We believe everyone deserves a place to call home. 

The sad reality is that 67% of homeless families are headed by single mothers.  Majority of homeless women are displaced because of domestic violence.   

"Your efforts to provide families with access to affordable rental homes truly is  making  positive differences in the lives of countless people.  Our best wishes to you and your colleagues for continued success!"

-Brad Simmons, Director, Community Outreach | Office of the  Executive Chairman | Ford Motor Company

 

Funding + Purpose = Social Impact

Actual home with low-income family

Funding will allow us to continue our purpose of empowering people to lead better lives.  We are providing more than just homes for families.  We are providing basic survival needs of shelter and personal safety in addition to fundamental  psychological needs: 

  • Significance 

  • Belonging 

  •  Freedom

Why Crowd Funding?


We explored many different paths to funding Paradise Estate; banks, Venture Capitalists, and investors.  However, banks rarely lend to start-up businesses.  Investors and Venture Capitalists require fast growth and high rates of return.  Those forms of funding do not reflect our mission - we want to provide affordable homes. 

We value people over profits

We are building Paradise Estate as a legacy.  We are not building it to scale it and sell it.  The iFundWomen platform is the only crowdfunding platform that can get the job done right.  Funds secured through our crowdfunding campaign will be used to purchase additional homes + closing costs.

 

Meet the I-Team

And learn more at www.paradiseestate.us

My name is Marcia Brown.  I'm the fearless female behind the company.  I've spent over a decade in corporate America learning strategic business models, but; I'm an entrepreneur at heart.  It has alway been my passion to start a business that makes a social impact in people's lives.  There is no bigger impact than giving a family a place to call home.  

I wake up everyday with a passion knowing my job is working to help people in need.  It's not always easy but it's always rewarding.  I'm helping one family at a time.  

 

You're a Rockstar!

Our rewards are a selection of hand picked items great for your home.  Your donation makes a BIG difference to the families you're about to help.  Thank you for your support! 

 Please share with your community.

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Questions and Answers

 

Q:  What does the housing authority do?

A:  They screen low-income families for financial hardship and if qualified, they get a housing voucher that pays the rental on a house.       

 

Q:   What made you target people from the housing authority list specifically?

A:   The waiting list is very long for families searching for larger unit homes such as three or 4 bedrooms. Most often they are discriminated against because of their socioeconomic status so it takes a long time for them to find homes.

 

Q:  Do you work directly with the homeless population?

A:  No, we a small company and do not have the resources to work directly with this population.  The city has the resources so we leave this up to them.  Once the families are screened that's when we connect them to houses.  

 

Q:   What type of homes do you typically buy?

 A:   We like to purchase 3 bedrooms 1 bath single family homes with driveways and backyard so families can enjoy all aspects of their living space.

 

You can see more at www.paradiseestate.us 

Happy living!

Marcia 

 

 

 

 

Paul Mannings
10/03/2019
Monetary Contribution
$100
Tony Mckenzie
10/01/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
Chandra Rahiman
09/27/2019
The Chef
$65
09/19/2019
The Chef
$65
Monetary Contribution

Just Because you LOVE to give!  You decide the amount you want to donate towards our mission.  Your reward is knowing you're creating homes for people in need.  Every dollar counts.

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$25
The Player

A customized Spotify playlist link for download. We hand picked a collection of the greatest inspirational and motivational songs.  This playlist is great for just about anything, whether you're chilling at home or on the move - it will get you groovin'

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$65
The Chef

The kitchen is the heart of the home and it needs the right tools to function properly. This multipurpose cookware/bakeware set is a MUST HAVE in your kitchen.  

  • Pyrex 8-piece set includes: one (1) 3-quart oblong, 8-inch square baking dish with blue plastic lid, and two (2) 1-cup storage dishes with blue plastic lids 
  • Pure Pyrex glass which is microwave, dishwasher, preheated oven, and freezer safe; lids are BPA-free, and top rack dishwasher, and microwave safe

BONUS OFFER

When you choose this reward, you will also receive the Classic New York Cheesecake recipe

Bona petit!

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$125
The Cuddler

Watch a good movie and snuggle up to this cuddly bear while eating lots of sweet treats. 

  • A charming bear that arrives with a personalized Thank You message: includes cranberry sesame cookies, Ghirardelli chocolate, English breakfast tea, caramel popcorn, Godiva milk chocolate truffles and more. Send another to family + friends + coworkers.   
  • Gift Size: 12" x 6" x 15"
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$160
The Beauty (or The Beau)

Relax in the comfort of your own home with this revival spa gift basket. 

  • This is a freshly scented spa basket filled with everything you need to create the perfect at-home spa with bath salts, shower gel, body lotion,  body loofah, slippers, and more.

BONUS OFFER

  • Choose this reward and also receive my organic DIY spa recipes for radiant looking skin.
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$5,000
The House - In Honor/Memory Of

Picture your name on a personalized plaque. It's a perfect gift to commemorate your life or the memory of a loved one

  •  Receive professional photos of the home to share within your circle of friends and family.
  • In addition, a short video will be placed on our website showcasing the house with your name. The entire world will see how generous you are!
  • A personalized "Thank You" letter from the family who will be placed in the house.
  • In the Message section during checkout, please indicate the name on your plaque. Limited to16 characters.

BONUS OFFER

  • Choose one additional gift from the list of rewards to enjoy within your own home.
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$250
The Entertainer

This reward is great set for entertaining at home with friends and family or bring to a friend's house and celebrate life's special occasions together.  This set includes:

  • Chardonnay and fruity cabernet arrives with crackers and several snack mix.

BONUS OFFER

  • A mini wine guide to flawlessly pair your wines like a professional
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because you LOVE to give!  You decide the amount you want to donate towards our mission.  Your reward is knowing you're creating homes for people in need.  Every dollar counts.

198 Left
2 Supporters
Contribute
$25
The Player

A customized Spotify playlist link for download. We hand picked a collection of the greatest inspirational and motivational songs.  This playlist is great for just about anything, whether you're chilling at home or on the move - it will get you groovin'

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
The Chef

The kitchen is the heart of the home and it needs the right tools to function properly. This multipurpose cookware/bakeware set is a MUST HAVE in your kitchen.  

  • Pyrex 8-piece set includes: one (1) 3-quart oblong, 8-inch square baking dish with blue plastic lid, and two (2) 1-cup storage dishes with blue plastic lids 
  • Pure Pyrex glass which is microwave, dishwasher, preheated oven, and freezer safe; lids are BPA-free, and top rack dishwasher, and microwave safe

BONUS OFFER

When you choose this reward, you will also receive the Classic New York Cheesecake recipe

Bona petit!

148 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
The Cuddler

Watch a good movie and snuggle up to this cuddly bear while eating lots of sweet treats. 

  • A charming bear that arrives with a personalized Thank You message: includes cranberry sesame cookies, Ghirardelli chocolate, English breakfast tea, caramel popcorn, Godiva milk chocolate truffles and more. Send another to family + friends + coworkers.   
  • Gift Size: 12" x 6" x 15"
100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$160
The Beauty (or The Beau)

Relax in the comfort of your own home with this revival spa gift basket. 

  • This is a freshly scented spa basket filled with everything you need to create the perfect at-home spa with bath salts, shower gel, body lotion,  body loofah, slippers, and more.

BONUS OFFER

  • Choose this reward and also receive my organic DIY spa recipes for radiant looking skin.
80 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
The House - In Honor/Memory Of

Picture your name on a personalized plaque. It's a perfect gift to commemorate your life or the memory of a loved one

  •  Receive professional photos of the home to share within your circle of friends and family.
  • In addition, a short video will be placed on our website showcasing the house with your name. The entire world will see how generous you are!
  • A personalized "Thank You" letter from the family who will be placed in the house.
  • In the Message section during checkout, please indicate the name on your plaque. Limited to16 characters.

BONUS OFFER

  • Choose one additional gift from the list of rewards to enjoy within your own home.
2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
The Entertainer

This reward is great set for entertaining at home with friends and family or bring to a friend's house and celebrate life's special occasions together.  This set includes:

  • Chardonnay and fruity cabernet arrives with crackers and several snack mix.

BONUS OFFER

  • A mini wine guide to flawlessly pair your wines like a professional
40 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward