Helping Hand Initiative Update


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 […]

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Local Lutheran Groups Dedicate Ministry Center


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


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 […]

On a King’s Mission: Helping Hand Initiative Opens Doors


On any given morning at the corner of Pontiac and Warsaw Streets in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lewis King greets customers at his barber shop. Except at this shop, the conversation is not only about the events of the day and the business isn’t just the latest hair cut trends. The building serves also as King’s […]

Staff Bio Series

Staff Bios

“All of the experiences that I’ve been able to be part of, the many facets of this work that I’ve been involved in over the years…it’s all prepared me for what I do now with Lutheran Housing Support. I suppose I have a unique and quirky skill set now that is especially applicable here, if […]

A Busy Summer in College Hill: New homes increase in value by 25%


“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” John 1:46 Ancient Nazareth was like many modern urban neighborhoods; they must add “bad public image” to the list of every other significant challenge that they had to overcome. LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC) has been building new affordable housing in the Nazareth Homes Development in College […]

Mission Possible: Access to Capital through Customized Consulting Services

When it comes to LCMS National Housing Support Corporation (NHSC), expertise and technical assistance comes in many forms, and the results for our partners is funding and other resources to bring their projects to realization. “May God be praised and celebrated for all of NHSC’s work and your blessedness. You bring hope to an aspiring Lansdowne Community Initiative (LCI) in East […]

The Work of Mercy


  “WHAT IS IT TO SERVE GOD AND TO DO His will? Nothing else than to show mercy to our neighbor. For it is our own neighbor who needs our service; God in heaven needs it not.” Martin Luther While the balance of the Lutheran “universe” is observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, it […]