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  

I work nationally as a consultant and trainer to housing development nonprofits. These travels allow me to have many conversations with leadership and front line staff in all parts of the country with regard to best practices, challenges, and sustainable impact. Urban Homeworks is by far the most creative, productive, and innovative community development organizations in the entire country. And to top it all off, they do what they do in true parttnership with the entire community and with a faith-based mission in the heart of the city!

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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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