MUSCATINE, Iowa–First Presbyterian Church (FPC) and Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) are collaborating on a housing revitalization project in downtown Muscatine. Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, volunteers will be kicking off the initiative with demo work at 605 E 6th Street at 8:30 a. m.
FPC and MCSA recently launched the Double Your Dollars for Housing Campaign, encouraging other churches and community members in the Muscatine area to join in the cause for more workforce housing through volunteer work and/or contributions. FPC has graciously chosen to match up to $30,000 and is inviting the community to double their dollars to support the renovation work. The project will create a safe, quality single-family home to add to the workforce housing index in our city. The team will be hitting the ground running with the 6th Street property.
MCSA Executive Director Scott Dahlke exclaims, “Our MCSA team is so very excited to work with the exceptional group at First Presbyterian Church. We are lucky to have them as downtown neighbors, and even luckier to collaborate with them on this housing project. Lack of affordable housing is one of the biggest struggles that our community faces. The City of Muscatine is 990 units short of workforce housing, which results in couch hopping, over-occupancy, poor grades for children, and potentially worse. This initiative will be the catalyst to MCSA’s overall neighborhood revitalization goal, and we are looking forward to seeing this project evolve.”
Anyone seeking more information on the campaign or looking to be involved in the renovation process can read more at mcsaiowa.org/housing-campaign or follow the progress by liking Muscatine Center for Social Action on Facebook.
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