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Oregon congregation works to build affordable housing on church property

Five years ago, members of neighboring congregations in Portland, OR – St. Johns Community Church (Disciples of Christ) and University Park United Methodist Church – began looking for ways to better serve people in their community without affordable housing. They knew many people had been displaced from the neighborhood as rent prices skyrocketed. They knew […]

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Posted on October 2, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Resources
Christian Church Homes seeks new President/CEO

A new President and CEO for Christian Church Homes is sought to begin in the fall of 2019. The Search Committee has engaged Leadership Search Partners to assist with the search, and the complete position specification and instructions for applying (or to ask questions) can be found here. Established in 1961, Christian Church Homes, headquartered […]

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Posted on June 10, 2019
Filed under: General Church Positions
Seattle church initiates affordable housing effort

 by Maggie Hubbard On Dec. 9, University Christian Church (DOC) of Seattle witnessed a significant turning point in the dream to provide affordable housing in their community; a dream that has been part of this congregation for over 20 years. Below is the announcement that was sent out by the UCC Housing Development Committee: “Today, […]

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Posted on December 22, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General
Guest column: Housing costs issue for seniors

With the US population of older adults on track to double by 2025 and the growing number of elderly poor, the current housing crisis has hit seniors hard.  According to the Census Bureau, nationally, almost half of all seniors have incomes below 200 percent of the poverty threshold under the supplemental measure. Furthermore, the National […]

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Posted on April 10, 2015
Filed under: General