The newly-acquired house, 6601 Heather Lane, will provide a stable home for several months while homeless individuals are supported to make the step to independent living. The renovation was officially started by the Mayor of Little Rock, Mark Stodola, in a ceremony last Wednesday. The hope is to have construction work completed and the first resident settled by September.
Mandy Davis, the Director of Jericho Way, said: ‘I am very excited and proud that Little Rock is the site of the first “13 Houses” being developed in the US. Every day at Jericho Way we draw on our Vincentian heritage to serve our homeless neighbours with dignity and love.’
This new project is part of a series of pilots currently being established across three continents. The 13 Houses campaign will be officially launched at the FHA International Conference in November, in Rome.