Experts say that rent is affordable if a family pays no more than a third of its monthly income in rent.
So what happens when you pay more than a third of your income for rent? You have to cut back on other things, like food or clothes. And you have no funds saved up to pay for emergencies like car repairs or medical care. If one of those emergencies happens, your job and your housing can all come crashing down.
Normandale Housing works to help families experiencing homelessness move to permanent affordable housing. Among other things, we provide rent support to families who have located housing but need assistance to make their rent affordable. Our goal is to provide rent support for up to two years while a family gets established in housing and jobs and stabilizes its expenses and budget.
Here's how it works: A mom with two children in the Normandale Housing program might locate a two-bedroom apartment with rent of $1,500 per month. She is working full time at $15 per hour, so she can afford to pay about $800 per month in rent. Normandale Housing will provide rent support of $700 per month to bridge the gap.
In the month of November 2019, we are hoping to raise $20,000 for our rent support fund to support one family experiencing homelessness on its journey to permanent affordable housing.
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Our Mission: In response to God's calling, Normandale Housing Corporation engages the congregation of Normandale Lutheran Church and others in serving families experiencing homelessness by providing housing and supportive services.
Normandale Housing Ministry was established in 1993. We are dedicated to providing affordable housing to families experiencing homelessness. Its three unit triplex located in the Phillips neighborhood has the capacity to house three families at any given time. For over 20 years Normandale Housing Ministry has created connections between communities, providing support for families experiencing homelessness and giving perspectives to the challenges so many faces.
Realizing it can take time for a family to recover and move ahead, Normandale Housing Ministry reaches out to volunteers and its alumni to provide mentorship for families and support from the community. Normandale House focus is to make a significant impact on the Phillips neighborhood by providing stability for families, improving acceptance and understanding for individuals who have encountered this level of crisis.
Together, we can reduce homelessness; one family at a time. Click below for more information