The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces dignified housing for low-income families, a strategic network of good neighbors and the redemptive development of real estate.
Who We Are
Since 1995, we have been a faith-based organization reweaving the fabric of communities through a multi-faceted approach that combines dignified housing, volunteer mobilization, construction training for community members, and the development of a group of engaged neighbors. This powerful model of neighborhood transformation and stabilization has resulted in more than 200 redeveloped properties and a network of 17,000 volunteers, 1,200 construction trainees, and 375 Urban Neighbors who have lived in and served the community.
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Our Core Values
• Compassion that cultivates dignity
• Relationships that reconcile people to God and to each other
• Biblical justice that liberates individuals and communities
We are committed to hiring staff and contractors who reflect the neighborhoods where we work (and where most of us live). This commitment has challenged us to look beyond our own networks and see the potential of people we do not know. Our team is committed to the mission of Urban Homeworks and is the means in which we deliver the mission to the community. For a staff contact list, click here.
Recent Urban Homeworks Newsletters
- January 2013
- July 2012
- April 2012 (Annual Report)
- January 2012
- October 2011
- July 11
- April 2011 (Annual Report)
- January 2011
Board of Directors
Chad Schwitters, President
Executive Director, Urban Homeworks;
North Minneapolis homeowner
Terry Becker, Chair
President/CEO, Riverway Co.
Steven Firkus, Vice Chair
CEO, Crew2, Inc.
Gennae Falconer, Secretary
Associate Director of Programs, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches Urban Immersion Retreat Center
Former Urban Neighbor; north Minneapolis homeowner
President/COO, Steady State Imaging
Director, Families Moving Forward
Placement Specialist, Project for Pride in Living
Former Urban Neighbor; south Minneapolis resident
Retired President, RJ & Sons Consulting Inc.
CEO, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
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Urban Homeworks is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible.