This is What it’s All About

This community-base Radical Reno is all about the youth and giving them a leg up, a fighting chance at an empowered and passionate life. But who are these youth? What are they like? What difference is Threshold making? To answer these questions I wanted to connect with the staff and the young people. If you want to meet them, too, check out this post.

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Five Heroes – To Know Them is to Love Them

Yesterday five heroes showed up at the Threshold Housing Society reno site. Rock stars each of them, they came together to ensure this radical reno stays on track. Check out this blog post the big scope on this amazing men.

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Four Units. Four Designers. Meet One.

With four units I figure the best way to make them beautiful and welcoming is to inspired four designers to get involved. Each will be tasked with outfitting an apartment suitable for youth. It should be loads of fun!

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How Much Asbestos Is There?

If the report said there was asbestos in the walls, the Radical Reno would be dramatically reduced. It would have meant that the plumbing and the electrical and the drywall would have been prohibitively expensive and time consuming. In essence it would have gutted the reno.

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First Things First – Asbestos Testing

The first thing that needs to be done before we do anything else is to test the Threshold 4-plex for asbestos. This is crucial for safety, and for permit applications, especially since the building was built in the 50’s when they often put fire-proof asbestos wallpaper in baby’s rooms. (Ouch!) For the Mustard Seed Radical…

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Radical Reno for Youth at Risk of Homelessness

HeroWork’s next project is a Radical Community Reno for youth at risk of homelessness. Powered by the Bosa Properties Foundation, we’ll need community to rally behind this project, because timelines are tight. From inception to completion is 15 weeks is a HUGE feat!

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Bosa Properties Foundation Gives Grant to HeroWork

Sometimes the stars align. And this is one of those times. As if arranged by a higher power, the Bosa Properties Foundation granted HeroWork with $24K, enabling us to take on another project.

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iPhone Update of the Mustard Seed Spruce Up

A 2 minute iPhone video of HeroWork’s “spruce up” of the Mustard Seed.

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