The March 20th groundbreaking is just the beginning of a new phase of development and construction in the College Hill neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. The LCMS National Housing Support Corpration (NHSC) has been involved in College Hill for more than six years – working hand-in-hand with residents and community groups to build vital infrastructure and programs. Together, NHSC and its partners have attracted more than $1.2 million in direct and indirect investment to the community – the beginning of what will be a multi-year, multi-million commitment to creating affordable housing in College Hill.
Nazareth Homes is one piece of a broader concept plan that includes new pocket parks, infrastructure improvements, economic development, and quality of life initiatives. Phase I of the project, started by the March 20th groundbreaking, will consist of approximately 20 homes. Aside from the first two model homes, all Nazareth Homes will be built on a pre-sale basis. The total development costs of the project will be kept low through volunteer and low-cost labor and is $4 million for Phase I. We are counting on the support of community stakeholders and our supporters to complete Phase I – building a solid foundation for what will be full revitalization of the College Hill community through affordable homeownership opportunities.