Dream of Your Someday Home


. . . And Ask Yourself “Why Not Now?”


Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? —— Robert F. Kennedy

The “why nots” of Urban Fair Trade


WHY?: People want to own their own homes, but they also need the means to achieve that goal.

Why Not? The Means: Family recipes are an asset. Sweat equity is an asset. Urban Fair Trade can guide you through the process of converting those assets into a rehabbed home that you can afford.


WHY?: Companies don’t have endless flows of cash to buy suitable promotional services.

Why Not? Barter: Urban Fair Trade offers advertising access to a highly-motivated base of consumers and local businesses on trade through B2B Moonlighting.


WHY?: It is necessary for a non-profit to solicit income in order to perform the duties for which it was created.

Why Not? Our “Call to Alms”: Five Star Pixie and, for the most part, B2B Moonlighting were created to give structure and utility to fundraising events, in-kind donating and volunteer time management.


Hearth & Home

Even without savings, nearly everyone has recipes that have been handed down through the generations — Each family’s real “family jewels”.

We created B2B Moonlighting, a barter exchange service, to have a financially-sound method for converting those “jewels” into a down payment for a home.

With about thirty recipes, a home buyer can earn about 3% of the cost of a home. That’s enough to qualify for one of the many “first-time home buyer deals that are available.

Urban Fair Trade gets content for multiple, folk recipe cookbooks to add to our publishing operation and the community gets a jobs boost from construction happening where it wasn’t before.

An individual or family can accrue even greater equity in their new “castle” by getting the financing for a rehab and hiring the sub contractors themselves.

(We have people ready to make that happen, even for prospective house flippers who have little or no experience at all)

Site Glossary

  • B2B Moonlighting: Our soon-to-launch service for cashless transactions.
  • Butterfly Effect: Every small change in one life ultimately changes the futures of countless others.
  • Competency Trap: The tendency of individuals and businesses to stagnate by sticking to habits or procedures because "that's how we've always done things".
  • Free Range: Someone who creates a life on their own terms rather than have someone else define those terms.
  • Free Range Gladiator (FRG): Someone who dominates life, their way.
  • Generation Effect: Information is better remembered if it is generated from one’s own mind or experience, rather than simply read.
  • Green Lyne: Our showcase of companies who are providing the antidote for the “red lining” policies that crippled many neighborhoods.
  • Institutionalized: Psychological adaptation to oppressive conditions. Characterized by loss of ambition, resignation to a continuation or worsening of the conditions and even behavior that accepts their living conditions as “deserved” punishment for some real or imagined deficiency in themselves.
  • K.E.Y.: “Kindness Empowers You”. Some transactions go beyond just being “fair” and add intrinsic values of their own to the exchange.
  • Lost Opportunity Costs: The result of failing to leverage the potential of property, skills, or human resources into their maximum potential.
  • Lyne: An antiquated form of the word “line”, a synonym for “linen”, an ancient symbol of an individual’s high standing in a community and an acronym : “Love Your Neighbor, Everyone” (Mr Smith’s “Lost Cause”, inside Tiny Tim’s Christmas toast)
  • Rootsification™: Gentrification with continuing local ownership
  • Schadenfreude : A form of sadism that is the root cause of most observed racism
  • Shanty: A residence for poor people, repaired and maintained with inferior materials and workmanship. In the U.S., we call them “slums”
  • The Camelot Axiom ©: All cities, throughout history, evolve in predictable and controllable ways.
      • Camelot Corollaries Numbers 1 and 2: All cities are comprised of three main parts: A Palace District (Government, education, hospital and wealthy individuals), A Castle District (Clean industry, management and skilled worker residences) and a Shanty District (Low income residents, underground industries). Each district contains a range of economic levels.
      • Camelot Corollary Number 3: Districts begin in concentric circles around the initial business district. As the city grows in population and importance, scattered, mixed neighborhoods develop around the “Palace District”, with about half of the “Castle District” residents moving into more rural regions surrounding the urban regions.
      • Camelot Corollary Number 4: Suburbs evolve into two primary districts, with district boundaries that are less well-defined than within the city whose metropolitan area they share. However, in most suburbs, the two districts closely resemble each other and vary primarily in the economic levels of their respective residents.
      • Camelot Corollary Number 5: After two to three generations, Shanty residents become “institutionalized” to poverty

Contact Us




Text: (215) 435-8810

Email: mike@UrbanFairTrade.com

Website: https://UrbanFairTrade.com



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