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 Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul to provide emergency shelter for families facing homelessness in Ramsey County. 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 visit their website at: www.IntefaithAction.org/ProjectHome or contact Justine Nelson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families served through Project Home spend the day at The Family Place, a day center 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 Mary Walde 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.
Habitat for Humanity Construction Week 2020
Habitat For Humanity Construction Week 2020
Unity Church members and friends will again be participating in home construction with other area churches as part of Faith Builders. Help build a quality affordable home in St. Paul. Please note the changes and requirements to maintain safety in this time of COVID-19.
August 17 – 21 , 2020
9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
New construction: 417 Maryland Ave W., St. Paul
Volunteers are asked to show up on time and stay the entire work-day. Split shifts are not allowed.
Volunteers needed: 6-8
Eight volunteers is the maximum number allowed due to safety, supervision, and work flow issues on site. Volunteers who show up and have not signed up will be sent home.
CLICK HERE to sign up!
Select a day or days that show available space. Sign in if you have a HFH profile, or create a new account. NOTE - you will be required to view an 11 minute video about COVID-19 safety procedures: watch the video before signing up. Be sure to name Faithbuilders as your volunteer group.
Complete or update your profile, answer the questions, complete the waiver. In your profile please select Unity Church as your church even if you are just a friend and not a member. That lets us know how you came to this opportunity. You can remove that later. Click here for sign up directions.
Important Parking Instructions
Help us be friendly neighbors when you’re parking for your volunteer day. Please find an open parking spot on the street without blocking neighborhood mailboxes. If the mail carrier cannot easily drive directly up to the mailbox and have room to leave, mail will not be delivered.
If you have any questions, please contact Unity Church member Chuck Griggs at email@example.com.
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