My Kingdom for a House?

Posted on May 12, 2015 by PLT Staff

Publication of the City and Congregation Workgroup. Charles Marsh provides a statistical look at housing in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the crisis of increasing housing costs. Marsh points out that rising housing costs have a debilitating effect on the impoverished in Charlottesville and outlines a Christian response to the issue as well as the creation of Sunrise Park by Habitat for Humanity.

Excerpt: “The Congregation and City Work Group of the Project on Lived Theology is a group of pastors, students, academics and local community-builders that has met over the last three years to consider issues facing the citizens and congregants of Charlottesville. As we have listened to experts, activists, politicians, developers, employers and neighbors, the problem of housing prices continues to come up. The issue of ever-increasing housing costs in our city is not simply a “negative.” It is a crisis affecting the lives of thousands of our neighbors.”

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