A place to call home
Oxygen. Food. Water. Shelter. These are the basic needs that sustain human life. Safe, affordable housing for people in need is a consistent St. Paul priority. Sturdy walls, shingles, and supportive services are tangible signs of God’s immense, protective presence.
Affordable housing: St. Paul partners with One Eighty, a nonprofit social enterprise, to renovate abandoned houses in the city of Davenport. A family from Madison Elementary is chosen to become owners of a safe and affordable place to call home.
Habitat for Humanity: Strap on a tool belt and help build simple, decent houses through this ecumenical ministry. Volunteers work alongside families who dream of owning a home. The Quad-Cities Habitat chapter has built more than 100 homes, including those constructed with St. Paul funding and labor.
2025 Main Street house: A large brick house is a home for men with long-term mental illness. Here on the St. Paul campus, residents live independently, with supportive services provided through Vera French Housing.
One of the passions of St. Paul is housing. It takes shape in the ways above and in places like Luther Properties, Vera French Housing, Christian Care, and Family Resources Domestic Violence Shelter. St. Paul continues to have a large commitment to housing ministries and organizations.
St. Paul mission teams travel to rural Appalachia to make homes safer, warmer, and drier for low-income families. The church’s partnership with Appalachia Service Project (ASP) translates into serving experiences for adults and teenagers. Once a year, St. Paul volunteers travel to one of ASP’s lodging sites in rural central Appalachia. The trip expense and travel distance are reasonable. St. Paul offerings underwrite some of the cost, making a meaningful mission experience possible for a wide range of people.
Housing: Pastor Katy Warren