Our Goals

    • To build 150 units that will house 125 individuals who are the most vulnerable with long histories of homelessness, and house 25 peer and PAL volunteers.Ideally, the community will include a variety of styles of tiny houses and efficiency apartments, each approximately 300-350 square feet.
    • To partner with existing city agencies in order to provide traditional PSH formal supports (case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, medical/dental/psychiatric care, etc.) in a resident-driven manner ensuring that everyone can stay successfully housed, feel valued, and contribute to the well-being of the community.
    • To partner with local volunteer groups to provide unique, non-traditional informal wrap-around supports (companionship, transportation, hospitality events, seasonal social events, birthday parties, movies, games, book clubs, etc.)
    • To foster the development and/or the enhancement of job skills, talents, and hobbies and promote dignity, self-worth, and a means of income.
    • To build 4-8 interconnected units to provide respite and/or hospice for community residents, as well as for those without houses, who are in need of services.
    • To partner with local hospitality providers to build an on-site 4000 sq. ft. club house to continue hospitality ministries. Hospitality services would include meals (approximately 250/day), hygiene supplies, bathroom, showers, and laundry, postal, phone, movies, games, and wifi internet. These services would be available to community residents as well as those without housing.
    • To partner with volunteers in identifying and preparing club members who are seeking a home within the community when vacancies exist.
    • To partner with St. Mark’s Traveling Loaves and Fishes in providing approximately 100 suppers per weekday evenings to both community residents and those without housing.
    • To partner with St. Mark’s in providing a free bi-weekly mobile food pantry to residents.
    • To become a service-learning site for graduate students enrolled in social work, counseling, spiritual direction, health-care professionals.
    • To become a catalyst for two-way transformations:
      • Helping new residents adjust to becoming “homed” within a community of caring individuals
      • Helping those who have never been homeless to understand, empathize and companion with those had been without homes for a long time.
HF Communitas