Affordable Housing/Project Home Ministry Team
This team addresses the affordable housing crisis through policy work, direct service and education. Contact the Affordable Housing Ministry Team via Lisa Friedman at the Church Office.
Project Home is coordinated by the St. Paul Area Council of Churches (SPACC) to provide overflow shelter when the Ramsey County Family Service Center in Maplewood is filled. Unity Church hosts Project Home each year during the month of May. Over 100 volunteers are needed to provide hospitality during the evening and overnight giving families with children comfort and a safe place to stay. For more information contact Anna Newton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeless families spend the day at the Family Place, a shelter in downtown St. Paul. There are many volunteer opportunities there, including and cooking meals for families and providing activities for the children. For more information contact volunteer coordinator Bob Fallatt by email at email@example.com. Visit the Family Place website at: http://famplace.org/
We support and participate in Habitat for Humanity with a two week building project each year in late spring. For more information on this opportunity contact Chuck Griggs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity website at: http://www.tchabitat.org/
From time to time the team offers congregational and community forums on issues of homelessness and affordable Housing.
This team advocates for policy and partnerships that will increase the supply of affordable housing. Advocacy efforts often take place through a team community partner, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.
Each year, team members participate in legislative days for Affordable Housing at the Minnesota State Capitol.