New Poverty Problem, New Housing Solution
In our society, many people that have adequate abilities and talents are forced into housing hardships and short-term poverty by temporary financial distress or change in family structure. If these Temporarily Impoverished Households do not receive aid promptly, their temporary poverty might become indefinite. On the other hand, if we could give these households specific support targeted at this new sort of poverty, they could have the chance to rebuild their social mobility and sustainably contribute to the development of our economy, all without increasing the burden on social welfare.
Light Be’s mission is not to only provide housing, but more importantly, to give these Temporarily Impoverished Households a chance to rebuild their upwards social mobility.
When creating new housing solutions, Light Be always stresses the significance of tenants’ way of living. Apart from providing a place of living for tenants, Light Be also offers Mobility Training targeted at Temporarily Impoverished Households. When tenants are assigned their places of accommodation, a Mobility Manager will also be assigned to them. Mobility Managers will act as coach for tenants in the tenancy training period of no more than 3 years: help tenants establish personal development goals, have monthly meetings with them, and hold annual reviews of progress in key development indexes KDI with tenants. Light Be’s Mobility Training puts great weight on the balance between economic and non-economic development, unleashing tenants’ potential in creativity and social mobility. The ultimate goal is for tenants to find a new way out by themselves and accumulate enough impact to graduate from mobility training and to build a new way of living of their own.