Dear Church Members and Friends,
As an entirely volunteer organization since its incorporation in 1983, we have worked tirelessly to assist folks in need of housing. We built Sortun Court on our church parking lot, bought two houses, were willed one house and managed another owned by the church. In these buildings, we are providing housing for nearly 90 people at any one time. Elsewhere, we helped with rehabs after storms and worked locally on housing projects. We have also donated to some wonderful organizations enabling people to avoid homelessness. All this has been done with volunteers, some on the board for over 30 years.
However, the board is aging and we have been unable to attract enough younger board members despite over two years of a concerted effort to do so.
After heartfelt and prayerful consideration, at our meeting on September 24, it was moved and passed, “that UCHA divest itself of property ownership and management, doing so in a manner that honors our mission and donors.” This will involve transferring ownership to larger non-profit organizations whose mission best lines up with ours. It may take a year or so, and during that time we will continue to address the various needs we raised money to support, and keep you updated on our progress with the transfer of the properties.
Many years, many hours, many people worked to support this housing need, and we will honor that commitment of love and effort. Thank you for your much appreciated support of our mission. Together we have done good work, and the housing we have provided will continue to enable our residents to have a home.
The University Congregational Housing Association Board
If you have questions, or would like more information, contact Carol at 425-385-3974 or moc.nsm@sgumlorac.