‘Affordable Housing Project’ bringing back a neighborhood, one house at a time


On Tuesday, teams of teens, pre-teens and adults from Gary, Portage and Barrington, Illinois, mounted scaffolding onto the roof and removed water-damaged drywall and other debris from the ranch-style home as part of the Affordable Housing Project spearheaded by Christ United Methodist Church. Approximately 18 months ago, Wells Fargo donated the house to Christ United Methodist Church “with a mandate to rehab it,” said Pastor G. Thomas Jones. “We decided to rehab this house and make it a home for a low- to moderate-income single parent family or veteran family.”

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