1DAAT (formerly McLemore Holdings) was created by a homeless man who suffered from various barriers hindering his ability to secure safe and affordable housing. Gainfully employed, but still living on a garage floor. After several long months, he finally found a place he could call home. Unfortunately, his first rental unit was owned by a predatory landlord. Forced to pay an exorbitant amount of rent, for a very small space, caused the cycle to continue and he was eventually homeless once again. This time with debt, a deeply damaged credit score, no savings, and a documented eviction (Unlawful Detainer).
HOW IT STARTED
1DAAT was created to fill a void in critical housing education that is NOT being shared with the masses. If we knew better - we would do better. 1DAAT’s foundation is our holistic housing education - that shakes our participants out of apathy and into an intimate understanding of how to find success in THEIR housing.
OUR GOAL IS TO END HOMELESSNESS - BY EDUCATING OUR PARTICIPANTS OUT OF IGNORANCE
WHO WE SERVE
Our clients range from motivated college graduates, honored veterans, administrators, service providers, apprehensive volunteers, mentally/physically disabled; to human service agencies, non-profits, colleges, high schools, county jails, MN state prisons, juvenile facilities, homeless youth, singles and families.