Urban Homeworks

Rating: 4.93 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Homeless & Housing, Economic Development

Location: 2015 Emerson Ave N Minneapolis MN 55411 USA

Mission: To perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces dignified housing to families, a strategic network of good neighbors and a redemptive development of real estate.
Results: Community Development in 2012: 252 family members live in Urban Homeworks housing. 56 Urban Neighbors are engaging in a program that challenges presumptions of poverty and the city. 107 community members are receiving training that can change the legacy of their family. 30 rental will be redemptively redeveloped from foreclosure. 8 homes will be completed to rebuild the foundation of focused areas, providing affordable home ownership
Geographic areas served: Disadvantaged neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization gives me a warm heart - and hope! First, the fact that they are faith based is wonderful. In a very secular world, knowing their faith is first in the structure and how they function is great! The employees are always looking for new ways to help, give others hope and grow their faith. The volunteers are great too. My boss is constantly coming back with enthusiastic stories about Urban and the people who work and volunteer there. They are giving people a place to live, a life with dignity and a chance to see there are good people who care and practice what they preach in our community.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked in the same community with Urban Homeworks for much of a year. I arrived just after the devastation of the tornado and was more than impressed with the leadership and effort Urban Homeworks dedicated to addressing the needs in the community. This is one example of how their team is both exceedingly professional while also deeply personally committed to their work and the people and community.
It’s a pleasure to see the creativity, persistence, and shear hard work that this organization brings to its mission-based work. They have a profound impact. Executive Director, Chad Schwitters, is a smart, passionate, committed individual leading a team of exceptional people to work in concert with the neighborhood.
Urban Homeworks stands out among the best and most impactful organizations in the Twin Cities without a doubt.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Urban Homeworks takes seriously the importance of training volunteers--not only on how to swing a hammer, but also how to engage with reverence in urban communities. Through the influence, foundational messages, and philosophy of Urban Homeworks, our students and graduates from Bethel have grown immensely in their understanding of urban systems, poverty, and the assets found in urban neighborhoods!

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Urban Homeworks does amazing work in my community by restoring housing, providing housing and building community wealth through home ownership. They are a valuable asset to our neighborhood and our city.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough positive things about the folks at Urban Homeworks, the thought they put into executing their work in the community and the passion that is palpable in every interaction I've had with them. I've had the great pleasure of working with them on a number of initiatives; their work ethic is unmatched. To boot, they are a fun-loving staff and always a joy to be around. Results are key to success in the community development field. The numbers they put up - supported by the stories told by families and individuals they have helped - speak for themselves. Innovation + Passion is a winning formula. This is an A+ organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I bought an urban homeworks home this year and it has been such a blessing in my life! God uses this organization to bring people back home and I am so thankful to them!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm been involved with UHW since 2008 and am continually impressed. The energy and effectiveness poured into creating dignified housing has yet to be matched.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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