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 have been supporting Urban Homeworks for over a decade, and as a 100 Gives 100 monthly donor for 5 years or so. Here's why: I find myself "refreshed" and impressed how they creatively approach challenging issues in their target communities. Lets be honest: there does not seem to be a whole lot of creativity or innovation coming from most non-profits or ministries when it comes to addressing the issues/needs in poor communities. But time and time again Urban Homeworks is creatively combining marketplace expertise with informed compassion with impressive outcomes. Well done!

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We have had UHW on our list of favorite non-profit organization for more than five years. As members of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, it has been a great joy to participate in several work weekends and with the QuickSilver volunteers. UHW's impact on their community has been considerable, not only in housing, but most assuredly on the lives of many. One Hudred for a Hundred, a rent subsidy program, has been very successful.

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When I consider how to make a positive difference in our community, I think immediately of Urban Homeworks. The people of UHW have the right heart and have developed the ability to effectively and consistently serve our city. I have complete confidence that every hour and dollar we provide them will be used to strengthen families and individuals in meaningful, powerful and lasting ways. UHW does big work and it's an unsurpassed delight to be one of their many partners.

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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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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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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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