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Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Carpenters for Christ group is nearing completion of its 100th Habitat for Humanity house, in time for the church’s centennial celebration. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Church celebrates 100 years and 100 Habitat houses

Highland Park United Methodist reaches construction goal in time for centennial. Read More

A woman uses a computer in housing provided to help homeless get back on their feet. Photo by Jessica Brodie, South Carolina United Methodist Advocate.

Churches help homeless families stay together

‘Finding myself in this predicament was not something I ever expected.’ Church programs provide housing, hope as displaced get back on their feet. Read More

Roger Modesta and his five year old daughter, Lorraine, sit in their new house, made possible through the UMCOR rebuilding project. Their home in Calogcog, a barangay (community) of the Philippine municipality of Tanauan in Leyte Province, was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Photo by Melissa Hinnen, UMCOR.

New homes for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Thanks to United Methodists and others who support the Committee on Relief, more than 218 households in Calogcog will receive new residences. Read More

Damage from tornado in Joplin, Missouri in 2011. Photo courtesy The Missouri Conference.

Joplin church focuses on disaster response, then and now

Three years after tornadoes ripped through Joplin, Missouri, United Methodists are rebuilding homes and learning from the past. Read More

Men remove a motorcycle from storm debris piled up by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Rebuilding houses in the Philippines

After devastating typhoon, many people had “nowhere to go.” The Committee on Relief is helping residents return to permanent homes rather than relocate. Read More

General Conference 2016: Housing for General Conference

The Commission on General Conference has selected Connections Housing as the official accommodations partner for the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. and the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. Read More

Haiti 2013: Methodist staff rebuild homes

United Methodist groups find way to help Haitian staff of Methodist Guest House construct homes lost in 2010 earthquake. Fourth in a series. Read More

Helping the Homeless 101

For college students running a Philadelphia homeless shelter, the biggest lesson is one they aren't learning in class. Read More

Haiti marks slow but measurable progress

With 1 million people still homeless from the earthquake, the Caribbean nation faces daunting challenges. Read More

Church Home for Homeless: Rev. Brian Combs

Brian Combs leads a congregation of the "housed and unhoused" who share meals, do community service and worship side by side. View

UMTV: Renesting After Home Loss

Project pairs interior decorator and volunteers with those in transition to make houses feel homier. Read More

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver addresses delegates and guests at the Board of Church and Society luncheon held in conjunction with the 2008 United Methodist General Conference. Cleaver is also a United Methodist minister.

Cleaver: Social, economic problems hurt poor most

"Poor people are being blamed for being poor people," says U.S. Rep. Emanuel Clever II to a United Methodist gathering. Read More

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