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, plus speakers with ideas for innovative architecture, a vision for neighborhood collaboration, and enlisting support for the $50 million housing bond, now approved by voters.
A second Faith In Housing workshop drew an engaged group of clergy and congregants on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University in March 2019. Three panelists and the full video recap captured the attention of the group.
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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).