30 October, 2014
Reconnecting People

Reconnecting People | Once a property has been restored, Urban Homeworks works to connect neighbor to neighbor to create a livable, robust community with a strong sense of home. The result is a rich exchange between households that reweaves a sense of community through day-to-day activities.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:57

Housing is JUST THE BEGINNING

TameraLost job, lost home, in the dead of winter with two little boys. When Tamera approached the NAZ after finding herself awake in this nightmare, we connected her to affordable housing and they helped her enroll her boys at Harvest Prep Academy. She then took steps to secure a new job and a new beginning for her family.

The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is one of the partners we work with to make sure that stable housing is just the beginning for families in these situations. Their mission is to empower kids in north Minneapolis to move from cradle to career. Because we work together, every one of our UHW/NAZ families has a NAZ Connector that helps them launch from housing stability to carrying out their “Family Achievement Plan.”

We intentionally partner because too many of us are coming up against barriers to stability that cannot be overcome with one simple solution. As UHW works to build thriving communities one People-Oriented- Development at a time (P.O.D.), we are committed to working with all of the talents in our community that build on the stability our housing provides.

By reserving housing for neighbors that are already utilizing community tools, our impact intensifies…we begin weaving together a strategic network of supportive coaches that really understand the barriers…and the solutions.


Housing stability is one foundational part of the picture, and so are YOU. The more hands on deck, the more our kids’ benefit and the closer their parents come to realizing dreams. Thank you for being a part of our Strategic Network of Good Neighbors …

Tamera and her boys make up one family benefitting from the Urban Homeworks/NAZ partnership. Courtney and Taya are also flourising through the partnership, see their NAZ journey here

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