The board members of UCHA are hard at work trying to find a future direction for our nonprofit housing organization. A lot of ideas are being discussed, but the “writing is on the wall” is that many of the present board members are ready to retire from the Board.
It is difficult to find replacements to continue the organization in the same way. UCHA owns four properties worth almost nine million dollars, and leases one house from the UCUCC. UCHA has also had many smaller projects, all dedicated to increasing the supply of affordable housing.
The three options being considered are the following:
- Create a new model of UCHA with a part time paid executive director and a bookkeeper to perform the day to day responsibilities of maintaining our 5 properties, write grants for administrative costs, and plan the fundraising events.
- A plan to merge with another non-profit housing association with members represented on their Board of Directors. We don’t know what that “model” looks like or if another housing non- profit would be interested.
- Disband our association. We would need to gift or sell the two houses we own, return the Lin House to the Love and Justice endowment and transfer Sortun Court to another nonprofit housing group. We must then decide what to do with the Boathouse Apts.
We are looking for people in our congregation and the larger community to join us in deciding the future of UCHA. Help us make plans with creative new ideas and the energy to make them happen.
To learn more please contact any of the members listed below:
John Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org, Carol Christoferson: moc.nsm@sgumlorac, Wayne Wilson: moc.loa@wwver, Sue Hall: email@example.com, Gwen Sweeney: moc.liamtoh@3sgsg, Marcia McCracken: ten.tsacmoc@cmaicram, Mary E. Maltman: moc.loa@namtlamem, Kate Nelson: ten.tsacmoc@nyetak, Claudia Patton: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ryan Schultz: moc.oohay@ABUTSWR, Martha Tucker: ten.tsacmoc@2rekcutam, Gail Winberg: moc.q@gnegrebniw