Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is seeking information from potential nonprofit Affordable Housing Developers to work with the congregation on a possible affordable housing project on 2 ¼ acres of land on the church’s property located at 2561 Victoria Street N in Roseville.
A ten-member Affordable Housing Team was formed after the congregation learned that over 250 school-age children and their families are homeless or unstably housed in the Roseville Area School District. The Team has been meeting since March to learn about homelessness and housing issues. The Team has recently surveyed the congregation about its views on the proposed project and is in the process of analyzing the results.
Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developers are invited to respond to the Request for Information dated August 5, 2020. The vision as set forth by the Affordable Housing Team is an exploration of the feasibility for building permanent supportive housing for low income families on a portion of the church’s property. This might include apartments or rental townhomes.
The selected developer is expected to help the congregation navigate the decision-making processes with the neighbors and the city as well as design a viable funding package. The developer will be able to answer the congregation’s questions as it moves forward with discerning whether to do this project. Please note that selecting a developer does not commit the congregation to the project, nor does Prince of Peace incur any costs until such time as the congregation would decide whether or not to move forward.
Responses are due Monday, August 31 by 3:00 p.m. Interviews with one or more of the developers will be scheduled in September with the Affordable Housing Team and other interested members of the congregation.