The above house is an opportunity for the Well to provide housing for core team members. It is the beginning of our Housing Pilot Program. We believe in a creating an environment of social equity, in which each person who pours themselves out on behalf of the community can do it in a safe, healthy place, knowing they are taken care of also. For the upcoming year that we have leased this house, we hope to learn and demonstrate that this is possible. We will also be documenting this experience to produce a guide of lessons and protocols for future housing projects that we plan for this to be a springboard into.
We have obtained the Spruce Street house for a 13 month lease. The first three months will be paid for in the labor and repairs the home needs, and the following 10 months will be $600 a month for rent. It will be an additional $400 a month to cover water, electric, liability insurance, pest control, and all the miscellaneous costs associated with managing a home.
In addition to that, we will need approximately $2,500 to begin working on the home to make it livable. Will you consider partnering with us to spruce up the Spruce St home?
Support Goal: $1,000/mo + $2,500 for start up/repair material costs
Total: $12,500 for thirteen months housing for currently house-less team members of the Well.
Here are some needed items:
- 40 yd dumpster rental
- a fridge/freezer
- Washing machine
- Lawn mower & weed eater
- home depot gift cards
- cleaning products
- curtains for 11 windows as well as a sliding glass door
- 4 twin mattresses (beds or box springs would be cool too)
- some nice porch furniture
- kitchen table and chairs
- a few couches
- Kitchen supplies
- and anything else you would want if you were moving into a new place ;-)
As I post this, Tom, James, & Ben are at the house to begin working on this new home!
Please join us in this effort to harbor the harborless, build community, & support those who are supporting our work in the commuity with their blood, sweat, and tears.