College Hill Planning Partners Selected

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After several years of work and a careful search, LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC) has selected CED-Solutions as lead consultants in its efforts to prepare a Comprehensive Community Development Plan for the North St. Louis (Missouri) neighborhood of College Hill. Responding to the numerous challenges facing their community, a group of College Hill residents […]

Matching Gifts

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When LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC) Board member, Alan Doud, and his wife, Kristen, were looking for a way to increase the impact of their gift, the opportunity was as close as Kristen’s employer and its corporate matching gift program. As a result, their gift to support the work of NHSC was doubled by […]

NHSC Loan Fund

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Another way that our partners can gain access to the capital they need A congregation and its community partner have an idea for solving a local affordable housing challenge, but cannot find a way to finance the effort. It could receive financing through some traditional means, IF the idea and organization had a proven track […]

Breaking Ground — Again!

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YES, IT WAS DAMP, OVERCAST AND RAINY IN ST. LOUIS on April 28, but soggy conditions did not deter a determined group of city officials, lending partners, guests, neighborhood residents and LCMS staff from celebrating a groundbreaking for four new homes on Blair Avenue in College Hill, a neighborhood on this city’s near north side. […]

Helping Hand Initiative Update

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Willie and Rosie are not only sisters, they have been neighbors on Suttenfield Street in Ft. Wayne for many years. Each of these senior residents choose to purchase food and medicine on their limited income instead of spending money on critical home repairs. Willie’s bedroom had no electricity — it had been that way for […]

Local Lutheran Groups Dedicate Ministry Center

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DATELINE: Ft. Wayne, Indiana, January 20, 2010 Where once sat a vacant commercial building in a working-class neighborhood, individuals with disabilities now receive respite care services through the ministry of Bethesda Lutheran Communities. And while today the Lutheran Community Outreach Center (LCOC) is an important part of the overall work of Bethesda as it serves […]

The NHSC Difference

WHEN SOME LOOK AT NEIGHBORHOODS experiencing physical and economic decline, they see places that have little hope for the future. When others see abandoned and collapsing properties, they see opportunities for economic renewal. Some meet residents and see partners for neighborhood transformation. When the people of the LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC) see these […]

Expanding Congregational Support Network

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A growing number of congregations are supporting the mission of LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC), helping to expand housing ministry. The method of providing that support are as diverse as the congregations providing it. Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa, has been responding to needs in their community since devastating tornadoes and flood […]