Blessing to you in the name of Jesus!
Here’s the usual question: “What does the LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC) do? Are you something like …?”
What follows is the mention of any number of other organizations doing good work in the area of housing or community development. Our answer? “Well, not exactly!”
Here’s the bottom line. At NHSC we:
- Identify solutions;
- Deliver knowledge and expertise; and
- Strengthen neighborhoods.
LCMS congregations and their community partners often are serving struggling communities. They may overlook the numerous assets and opportunities available to them.
At NHSC we help identify solutions to these challenges.
While pastors and other congregational leaders are very focused on ministry, they may not have the background or training necessary to undertake the work of community revitalization.
At NHSC we deliver the knowledge and expertise necessary to improve the neighborhoods located around their altars.
Congregations often are the last beacon of hope in communities burdened by poverty and crime.
Our work is focused on strengthening the neighborhoods where these congregations are located.
In the past four years, we’ve worked with dozens of congregations and their community partners across the country. The projects — and the assistance we provide — are as unique as the communities in which they are located.
Take a look at our latest Information Sheet (click on the graphic to the right) to learn a bit more about what we do. See where we provide assistance with projects — ranging anywhere from home repairs for a few homeowners to entire neighborhood stabilization and revitalization initiatives.
NHSC invites you to stay connected and learn how we are working with congregations and their partners to help improve their neighborhoods. Be sure to “like” our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LutheranHousingSupport) and be sure to select “see first” (click on the small arrow next to the word “like”) so that our news shows up prominently in your newsfeed.
As always, thank you for your continued support and prayers.
In His Service,
Nicole Ridley Chief Executive,
LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (Lutheran Housing Support)