25 November, 2015


The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces equitable, dignified housing, 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.











Annual Report

Interested in seeing the impact? Click here for our 2015 Annual Report. Click here for our 2015 Audit. 


Board of Directors

Terry Becker, Chair
President/CEO, Riverway Co.

Milo Arkema, Vice Chair
Director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Justin Terrell, Treasurer
Program Manager, TakeAction Minnesota

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

Collin Barr
President, Northcentral Region, Ryan Companies

Shvonne Johnson
Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Minneapolis Residence Life, Tri-Chair of the Equity Inclusion Matrix, St. Catherine University

Calvin Littlejohn
CEO, Tri-Construction

Stella Whitney-West
CEO, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center

Steve Firkus
CEO, Crew2, Inc. 

More Information about Urban Homeworks

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