STEP Buys Houses LLC is a collaboration between the S.T.E.P. Youth Organization and a team of experienced, reputable and community minded real estate investors.
The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey with an A+ rating, certified by the State of NJ and is operated by licensed and insured individuals. The Principal of the company is also certified as a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Specialist.
The team is led by Veteran investors and licensed Realtors Ibrahim Hughes and Robert Tucker. The two bring to the table a combined 40 years of experience in assisting hundreds of distressed property owners save and or sell their homes.
They have now committed to inner city youth and their families by creating this ground breaking venture designed to generate funds for S.T.E.P. while teaching young people sound wealth building and community development principles.
This Real Estate Education & Investment Initiative will allow property owners to sell an unwanted property while assisting the STEP organization in its mission to raise responsible young men capable of properly leading their families and communities.
The houses purchased and a portion or all of the money raised will allow the STEP Organization to:
Engage in 'Wholistic Urban Revitalization' which addresses the needs of both the property and the people of a community.
Remove neighborhood blight by purchasing and renovating abandoned properties.
Teach socially and economically disadvantaged young men financial literacy skills such as saving and investing, which are needed to escape generations of poverty and advance in today's economy.
Eventually train youth participants in highly sought after Trade skills such as plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical and HVAC repair and installation.
Provide scholarships to young men from inner cities to attend college, trade school or other forms of advanced education.
Provide quality housing to low income residents.