25 April, 2014


The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces dignified housing for families, a strategic network of good neighbors and the redemptive development of real estate.

Who We Are

Since 1995, Urban Homeworks has been responding to the voices of our neighbors by providing dignified housing opportunities, creating space for construction training, intentionally weaving together a network of engaged neighbors, and mobilizing volunteers. Our focus on stability and connecting resources so that individual and communal assets emerge, thrive, and invigorate our neighborhoods has resulted in more than 200 redeveloped properties and a network of 17,000 volunteers, 1,200 construction trainees, and over 400 Urban Neighbors.

What We Do

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Our Core Values

•    Compassion that cultivates dignity
•    Relationships that reconcile people to God and to each other
•    Biblical justice that liberates individuals and communities


Our Team

We are committed to hiring staff and contractors who reflect the neighborhoods where we work (and where most of us live). This commitment has challenged us to look beyond our own networks and see the potential of people we do not know. Our team is committed to the mission of Urban Homeworks and is the means in which we deliver the mission to the community. For a staff contact list, click here.

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Board of Directors

Chad Schwitters, President
Executive Director, Urban Homeworks



Terry Becker, Chair
President/CEO, Riverway Co.



Paula HaywoodPaula Haywood, Secretary
Manager, Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation



4598418077Ravi Norman
CEO, Thor Construction



4598418077Milo Arkema
Director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP



4598418077Collin Barr
President, Northcentral Region, Ryan Companies



Justin Terrell
Placement Specialist, Project for Pride in Living



Robert Johnson
Retired President, RJ & Sons Consulting Inc.



Stella Whitney-West
CEO, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center

More Information about Urban Homeworks

Urban Homeworks is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible.