San Diego, Calif. – Bosa Development, in partnership with World Housing, announced its plans to gift an entire community of 64 homes to house more than 300 people currently living in metro Manila’s slums. Every purchase of a home at Pacific Gate, Bosa’s latest residential building in downtown San Diego, Calif., will trigger a contribution to World Housing from Bosa.
With seven downtown San Diego residential communities encompassing nine towers, Bosa’s contributions to the San Diego community remain prolific. Bosa’s Pacific Gate building in downtown San Diego will attract domestic and international buyers, so it is a natural progression for the company to expand its philanthropic footprint outside the U.S.
Currently, Bosa Development is sponsor of the Rethink Downtown: Behind San Diego’s Skyline exhibit, which presents a series of “rethinks” the city has gone through as it evolves and grows. As part of the exhibition, a dynamic lecture series takes place and on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 with World Housing presenting a panel discussion on “Rethinking Community Building Worldwide” from 6-8 p.m. World Housing’s story, along with a scale model of a World Housing home, will remain part of the Rethink Exhibition. The panel discussion will include:
- Luis Oquinena, Executive Director of Gawad Kalinga (World Housing’s partner)
- Peter Dupuis, Founder of World Housing
- Erin Spiewak, CEO of Monarch Schools
- Moderator – Graham Brewster, Managing Director, World Housing
The significance of this announcement marks the first community-for-community partnership of its kind in the United States. World Housing gifts homes to families living in slums around the world, who make up approximately 14 per cent of the world’s population. While it is homes that are gifted to individuals, World Housing thinks beyond building standalone houses and designs each project with community and social impact in mind.
“We have always placed strong emphasis on social responsibility and community contribution, so when we were approached by World Housing with this socially innovative partnership opportunity, we knew it would be a strong fit, and one the future purchasers of Pacific Gate would be proud to be a part of,” said Nat Bosa, president of Bosa Development. “Through World Housing, we hope to set a new norm in community building worldwide, both locally and internationally.”