Faith in Housing encourages congregations across all faiths to use their congregational resources to create affordable housing and prevent further homelessness in the community.
What We Do
Faith In Housing began as a workshop sponsored by the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queen’s University of Charlotte to showcase six Charlotte congregations that are creating affordable housing. What was envisioned as a small gathering turned into an event attended by over 130 clergy and congregants in November 2018 at Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church. Six congregations presented their affordable housing initiatives. Other speakers provided frameworks for evaluating congregational resources, ideas for innovative architecture, and a vision for neighborhood collaboration, plus info about the $50 million housing bond referendum, which has since been approved by voters.
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This year, we will share stories and examples of congregations based on the workshop. Our stories include three congregations creating on-site housing (leasing land, leasing housing, repurposing education or worship buildings) and three off-site initiatives (supporting agencies, subsidizing rent, lending at below-market rates).
Share with us what your congregation is doing by joining the discussion sponsored by the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queen’s University of Charlotte. You can also learn more about community partners, helpful handouts about affordable housing and other resources we recommend looking into.