Rapper Slim Thug, whose real name is Stayve Jerome Thomas, has been making waves outside the music scene as an entrepreneur and co-founder of Boss Life Construction. Since 2015, he has been dedicated to providing affordable housing options for the local Houston, Texas community.
Slim Thug has often expressed his concern about the challenges people face because of gentrification, especially in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Rather than just talking about it, he decided to take action. He co-founded Boss Life Construction alongside Cory Crawford and Troy Green.
Boss Life Construction has worked on several projects, such as duplexes and townhomes that are affordable without compromising quality. Its goal is to help make neighborhoods work for people of all incomes.
Slim Thug’s commitment to affordable housing was fueled in part by the recognition of his own day in Houston back in 2014. Inspired to do more for his city, he seized the opportunity provided by the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA) lots. These lots allow builders to get the land for as little as a dollar if they commit to constructing affordable homes.
“So, what we did was we got a couple of lots from them and built on that, but the deal is you gotta build an affordable home, and also if they qualify, we give them the down payment to move in and everything,” Slim Thug said according to AfroTech.
Learn more about his company via its official website at BossLifeConstruction.com
Also, be sure to follow the company on Instagram @BLConstruction