About RAAH

RAAH'S MISSION

RAAH seeks to achieve a significant increase in the supply of permanently affordable housing in Washtenaw County, in collaboration with religious congregations and non-profit housing groups. RAAH directs financial contributions to efforts that increase housing opportunities for low income households. RAAH also provides educational presentations to congregations, and RAAH volunteer members advocate before governmental bodies. RAAH seeks to leverage funds for affordable housing through local non-profit housing organizations. RAAH has assisted Avalon Housing, SOS Community Services, The Homeplace Community Land Trust, and the the Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative (MPRI).  For a description of our current campaign see RAAH Projects.


WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT RAAH?


RAAH...
  • seeks to serve families and persons who are most vulnerable, who have the greatest need.
  • works to support affordable housing projects that create a substantial number of affordable units.
  • promotes initiatives to promote housing that remains affordable in perpetuity through Community Land Trusts.
  • seeks to encourage the creation of supportive community in affordable housing developments.
  • is committed to ecologically sound and efficient use of land.
  • understands that families of limited income need both rental and home ownership opportunity.
RAAH SUPPORT

Over 35 congregations of many faiths have supported RAAH through our capital campaigns and congregational membership.  In addition, statewide and national denominations have supported us including:

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development  
The Detroit Presbytery--Presbyterian Synod of the Covenant
The Presbyterian National Hunger and Homeless Program
The Disciples of Christ National Reconciliation Program
The Ann Arbor District of the United Methodist Church
The Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ

RAAH'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

RAAH...
  • completed a $200,000 capital campaign for Avalon Housing for their Carrot Way housing project (right).
  • completed a capital campaign for Homeplace Community Land Trust.
  • fulfilled its $50,000 commitment to the MPRI Capital Campaign in 2 years!
  • Completed in 2012 a $100,000 campaign that benefited Avalon Housing ($40,000), SOS ($40,000) and created an emergency fund for nonprofit affordable housing providers ($20,000).

RAAH NEWS

To learn more about RAAH's activities, see the news page or click here for PDF newsletters you can download.

CONTACT RAAH

E-mail: raahhousing@gmail.com

Phone: (734) 332-9023

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Kim Wilcox,
Jul 23, 2012, 12:13 PM
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