Transforming our city one family, one house, one neighborhood at a time through affordable home ownership, holistic life skills training and relational community renewal.
Transformation Montgomery, Inc. is a faith-based community development organization in Montgomery, Alabama. Our current work is focused in the Garden Square neighborhood located in the Chisholm area of north Montgomery.
Transformation Montgomery utilizes a three-pronged approach to holistic, sustainable life-change for families, individuals, and communities in poverty:
- Affordable Home Ownership: vacant houses are purchased, rehabilitated using mostly volunteer labor, and then made available at an affordable cost to the working poor using a rent-to-own and zero-percent interest mortgage process. These payments are then returned to the organization to fund further home purchases. »Learn more about the Steps to Home Ownership.
- Life Skills Training: participants in the program are matched with a Transformation Team who will walk side by side with them through holistic training designed, not to tell them how to live their lives, but rather to help them identify their own goals and objectives, and then bring resources and support networks around them to help them achieve those goals. This holistic approach includes our introductory Getting Ahead workshop, followed by personalized modules in financial, practical, educational, job skills, family relationships, and spiritual components. »Learn more about Getting Ahead and Transformation Teams.
- Community Renewal: by reaching out to the entire neighborhood, not just the individual home owners, Transformation Montgomery seeks to work together with community leaders to create an environment for positive change. A key component of this approach in Garden Square is our Transformation Center, a 7,500 square foot commercial property being renovated to serve as a center for education, recreation, and micro-enterprise opportunities.
This video from Christmas Eve 2012 gives an overview of the Transformation Montgomery project.