Planning? Who can plan?
Although it is time to begin a new Capital Campaign, the RAAH Board of Directors realized the community would need new resources soon for families and individuals facing the COVID19 crisis. While there is a temporary moratorium on evictions, we know our most vulnerable neighbors will struggle to recover from the economic consequences of the virus. RAAH has created a special Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Donations will be directed to local partner agencies, with whom we have long-standing relationships. The RAAH funds will supplement the partners' services to low income families, the elderly, the disabled and shelter programs. See the DONATE page or go to the RAAH Facebook page to contribute.
The RAAH Board of Directors recently completed our 2018-2020 Capital Campaign. With the generosity of the local religious community we raised $75,000 to support projects managed by local agencies to aid individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
2020-2022 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
RAAH'S new two-year, $50,000 Capital Campaign will support the following projects in the community:
OZONE HOUSE's SOLO PROGRAM
Established in 1969, Ozone House is celebrating 51 years of providing services to vulnerable youth in Washtenaw County. Ozone House has requested a $25,000 grant from RAAH to provide case management services to homeless
youth ages 18-24 who receive a housing voucher through their SOLO, “Supported Opportunities for Living on your Own” Program. The SOLO
Program aims to increase housing stability for young people through rent support, housing, case management, and advocacy. Many of the Federal and State affordable housing vouchers providing rental subsidies require supportive case management services once youth are place in housing. However, most vouchers do not pay for the supportive services. Thus, to use these vouchers, Ozone House seeks funding to help pay for case management costs for participants in the SOLO program.
CAN's Creekside Court program
The mission of the Religious Action for Affordable Housing (RAAH) is to work for the substantial increase of low-cost, affordable housing for rent and for purchase in Washtenaw County, particularly in areas of greatest need.
RAAH will carry out its mission through collaboration with religious congregations, working in cooperation with existing nonprofit housing organizations and other appropriate entities, seeking the widest possible participation.
DID YOU KNOW...
That RAAH is entirely run by volunteers, so 100 percent of the money raised for our capital campaigns goes toward our projects!
Monthly Meeting - You're Invited!
Members gather monthly to learn the latest affordable housing news, to plan outreach to area congregations, discuss fundraising, and plan presentations to groups on housing issues.
Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Church of the Good Shepherd, UCC
2145 Independence Blvd., Ann Arbor, 48104.
We welcome participation of new congregations. Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Action Network, is a non-profit active in Washtenaw County since 1987 with the mission of partnering with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Ann Arbor neighborhoods.
CAN works with these residents to help them create better futures and to improve the communities in which they live. CAN has requested a $10,000 grant from RAAH to fund the supportive services CAN will provide to families living at Creekside Court, a new 32 unit
affordable housing developed by the Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC).
CAN will work with families who are permanently housed at Creekside Court to help them overcome food insecurity, domestic violence, mental health and physical health challenges, and student educational needs. The Creekside development will include a community center with space for gathering, counseling and tutoring, and a food pantry.
RAAH's Emergency Fund
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, RAAH’s Board of Directors determined it would be important to allocate existing Emergency Fund dollars to help immediate needs in the community. As such, as part of RAAH’s new Capital Campaign, RAAH seeks to replenish its Emergency Fund with $15,000. During these unprecedented times, we understand the
ever-changing needs of people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. RAAH believe the Emergency Fund can help respond more quickly to housing needs in the community as we receive appeals from our partner non-profits.