Out of Deep Waters: Jericho Road expands from house building…

first_img Comments (3) Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Video September 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative was indeed honored to be supportedby the National Episcopal Church Women. Sponsoring a single home was one of theideas initially explored with the ECW leadership, but in the end it was decidedthat the funds required to build one home were more than they could commit toraising. In order to impact as many homebuyers as possible the ECW decided thatfunds raised would go to support gap financing for homebuyers in need.On July 13, 2009, in my address to the ECW Triennial meeting in Anaheim I said: ” I ampleased to announce today, that your contributions will form the initial corpusof the Jericho Road American Dream Fund. This fund will bring the dream of homeownership to many low-wealth families by filling the gap between the price ofthe home, and the loan amount for which the homebuyers have qualified.”The ECW set a goal of $110,000 and received donations totaling$74,995.86. During this time Jericho Road provided soft second mortgages to 4families in the amount of $169,186 using funds from the ECW campaign inaddition to other donations.In order to ensure that there is no ambiguity in this matter, JerichoRoad has spoken to the immediate past ECW president, the Rev Deacon Nancy R. Crawford who confirms that Jericho Road’s use of ECW funds was compeltely consistant with the ECW Board’s intentions. Marylin Day says: Rector Bath, NC Katrina+10, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service – New Orleans, Louisiana] Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative grew out of the ruins on Hurricane Katrina and is going strong 10 years later, albeit with a bigger mission.Eighty percent of the residents of Central City, the neighborhood behind Christ Church Cathedral, which faces the upscale Garden District, were renters when Katrina struck. Landlords received no government assistance to rebuild. “Low-income folks in this neighborhood didn’t have any homes to come back to,” said Holly Heine, Jericho Road’s director of operations and communications.Executive Director Nicole Barnes said Jericho Road has realized that “you can’t just build houses; you have to build a community.”That community building includes not only forming neighborhood associations that help residents get to know their neighbors and learn how to advocate for themselves, it involves reclaiming blighted properties and it also involves helping the many first-time homeowners develop the skills that will allow them to sustain their ownership for as long as they desire, Barnes explained.“The arc of ministry has been amazing,” said the Very Rev. David du Plantier, Christ Church Cathedral’s dean.This video is the fifth in a weeklong series of Episcopal News Service coverage. Other videos and stories are here.– The Rev. 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In an effort to support them I asked for materials that I could share with my family. Two e-mails and two phone calls later I had received nothing. By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Matthew DaviesPosted Sep 1, 2015 Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Mollie Williams says: Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME September 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm When the Episcopal Church Women selected Jericho Road as their charity for the Triennial a few years ago, the money was not used in the agreed manner. It was to build one home (fundraising goal) and let the ECW communicate and relate to the new homeowner. It was never confirmed what the actual funds were used for in this charity. I am sure it was for something needed but when a grant purpose is discussed and agreed upon, all parties should comply. That is “best practices.’ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments are closed.last_img read more