Rapper Slim Thug provides the gift of affordable housing to underserved communities

Dollita Okine July 10, 2023
Boss Life Construction has worked on townhouse and duplex projects and plans to work on similar projects in the future. Photo Credit: Boss Life Construction via Instagram

Rapper-turned-entrepreneur, Slim Thug, has been building homes at affordable prices through his construction company, Boss Life Construction, since 2015, according to AfroTech.

The company is the go-to business that “cultivates a true sense of community for both families and single, young professionals alike.”

“We built affordable homes because a lot of people are going through these hoods and just buying up everything, you know what I’m saying, and running these people out of there and building these expensive places and running them taxes up,” Slim Thug said in an interview on “Sway’s Universe” in 2017. “So, you know, it’s definitely going down in H-Town,” Yahoo News wrote.

In 2014, Slim Thug was given his own day in Houston, which falls on February 25. This gave him the motivation to give more back to his hometown.

“When they gave me my own day, that was one thing they told us about, it’s a thing called LARA [Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority] lots where if you build affordable homes, then they will allow you to get the land for like a dollar,” he explained.

“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 is not the only Houstonian making a significant contribution to his community. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, both Houstonians, also worked with Harris County to construct permanent housing for the city’s homeless population.

After graduating from Texas Southern University in 2022, Megan Thee Stallion also established the Pete & Thomas Foundation, which offers support for women, kids, and seniors living in underserved Houston neighborhoods.

Trae Tha Truth organizes the annual Trae Day community weekend, which offers volunteer opportunities in a secure setting. Additionally, he opened Handy Homemade Ice Cream in 2021, an ice cream parlor that offers employment opportunities to people with special needs, including his son.

Boss Life Construction has worked on townhouse and duplex projects, and plans to work on similar projects in the future. Additionally, its website provides information about homes that Houstonians can use. The Houston Chronicle featured the construction company as a nonprofit offshoot of its parent company, BossLife Inc.  

Last Edited by:Annie-Flora Mills Updated: July 10, 2023

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