August 21, 2013
Contact: Vicki Biggs, 314-996-1236, 314-556-3829 (cell), @theLCMS
First home in historic College Hill neighborhood’s ‘Nazareth Homes’ development completed
What: LCMS National Housing Support Corp. (Lutheran Housing Support Corp.) is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate finished construction of the first home in its newest development – Nazareth Homes – in North St. Louis’ historic College Hill neighborhood.
Speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will include:
- Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
- Honorable Francis G. Slay, Mayor, City of St. Louis
- Honorable Dionne Flowers, Alderwoman, Ward 2, City of St. Louis
- Honorable Darlene Green, Comptroller, City of St. Louis
- Honorable Lewis Reed, President, Board of Aldermen, City of St. Louis
- Nicole Ridley, Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Housing Support Corporation
Interview and photo opportunities will be available.
When: 10 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013
Where: 1524 E. College Ave., St. Louis, MO 63107
LCMS National Housing Support Corp. (Lutheran Housing Support Corp.) is leading a communitywide effort to restore North St. Louis’ historic College Hill neighborhood, including installing community gardens, renovating aging homes and building new ones. The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates finished construction of the model home in the first phase of the neighborhood’s planned 20-home Nazareth Homes development. Lutheran Housing Support Corp. has been working in College Hill since 2007. Funding thus far for the project has been provided by the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Women on Mission and individual contributions.
About LCMS National Housing Support Corp.
LCMS National Lutheran Housing Support, d/b/a Lutheran Housing Support Corp. (LHS), is a separately incorporated community development nonprofit whose member is The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The corporation connects LCMS congregations, districts, LCMS Recognized Service Organizations and their community partners with expertise and financial resources to help revitalize neighborhoods and provide affordable housing. LHS has partnered with congregations and civic and business leaders to revitalize the Spring Creek Nehemiah area in New York City, the Ezra Housing project in Chicago, the College Hill neighborhood in St. Louis and the Lutheran Community Outreach Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. To learn more, visit www.nationalhousingsupport.org.
About The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is a biblical, confessional, witness-oriented Christian denomination with 2.3 million members – 600,000 households – in 6,200 congregations. Through acts of witness and mercy, the church carries out its mission worldwide to make known the love of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.lcms.org.