Urban Homeworks, Inc.

Mission Statement

The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development. The vision of Urban Homeworks is neighbors raising their collective voices to address injustice and overcome barriers that perpetuate inequity.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Urban Homeworks rental program housed 464 total individuals in 2020. Of those individuals, 61% self-identified as BIPOC head of household, 61.8% as female head of household, and 71.3% identified as families with children. Urban Homeworks rehabbed five units and built and sold three new constructions. 88% of business opportunities went to women-owned and BIPOC-owned businesses. 7 units were sold to home buyers at the 60-80% AMI level. Of those families, 50% were families with children, 38% had female-identifying head of household, and 50% identified as BIPOC head of household. Two renters education events were held in 2020 with 45 total attendees. There were 145 total participants in POD (people-oriented development) activities and events, and two direct action campaigns against unlawful evictions.
Current Goals In 2021, Urban Homeworks seeks to continue providing equitable housing solutions through affordable rentals and homeownership. The organization seeks to continue to build transformational relationships and identify resource partners to help support PODs and education offerings for our resident community. Urban Homeworks would like to pilot a community ownership model and develop an asset management plan that includes long-term financing and improvement of properties. The organization is growing resources for policy advocacy and public funding campaigns, in addition to finding alternative funding models for individuals supporters to invest in equitable housing. Urban Homeworks seeks to be BIPOC-led (over 50% of Leadership Team and Board of Directors identifying as BIPOC) by the end of 2021.
Community or Constituency Served Urban Homeworks primarily serves individuals with low wages/wealth. Urban Homeworks residents' average medium income is $21,838 compared to the state AMI of 57,001. Out of 464 residents in 2020, 61% self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color; 61.8% self-identify as female; and 71.3% identify as families with children. Not all residents chose to self-identify.
Geographic Area Served Urban Homeworks primarily serves the North Minneapolis community where they are office. They also have rental units in South Minneapolis and Frogtown, Saint Paul.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/14/2021

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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1110 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-724-9002

General Information

Alternative Name: UHW
EIN: 41-1821520
Principal Staff: AsaleSol Young
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 12
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 464
Ruling Year: 1996


Board Chair: Claudia Oxley
Number of Board Members: 8
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 6.8

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