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West Lafayette Recommends Grant for LUM

LUM Emergency Shelter to Benefit from Grant

Lafayette Urban Ministry has recently been recommended for a Community Development Block Grant from the City of West Lafayette (IN). LUM has been recommended to receive $7,217 to support the work of the LUM Emergency Shelter.

CDBG is an important resource for local governments in their efforts to provide both transitional and permanent housing, as well as supportive services, to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This grant money will be used to support the LUM homeless guests. Thanks to David Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter director, for his work on this grant.


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LUM Emergency Shelter to Benefit from Grants


Cities Recommend Community Development Grants

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Lafayette Urban Ministry has recently been recommended for two significant Community Development Block Grants from both the City of Lafayette & the City of West Lafayette.

LUM has been recommended to receive $17,590 to support the work of the LUM Emergency Shelter ($6,340 from West Lafayette and $11,250 from Lafayette).

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Thanks to David Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter director, for his work on these grants.

CDBG is an important resource for local governments in their efforts to provide both transitional and permanent housing, as well as supportive services, to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This grant money will be used to support our homeless clients.


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LUM Board & Staff Condemn Hate & Racism


Lafayette Urban Ministry Condemns Hate Banners,
Supports Unitarian Universalist Church Congregation
in West Lafayette

The 46 member-church board and 25 member staff of the Lafayette Urban Ministry condemn, in the strongest terms, the hate banners found at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County in West Lafayette yesterday morning.

We deplore the ideology behind them and the hatred manifest in them. White supremacy must find no sanction or shelter in our community.

We grieve that this incident is the latest in a growing number of racist actions in our community, including desks arranged into a swastika at an Honors College learning space at Purdue, White Nationalist posters spread across campus, confederate flags paraded around our community in pickup truck convoys and Klan recruitment posters distributed in downtown Lafayette.

We also give thanks for the moral witness given by the members and leadership of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and support their right to congregate in peace without fear and intimidation and to speak out for civil rights, racial, economic and environmental justice for all members of our community, state and nation.

Finally, we commend West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis for quickly and proactively speaking out against the hatred visited upon the Unitarian Universalist Church and our entire community. We call upon all of our community’s university, government and church leaders to strongly, and in no uncertain terms, denounce racism and white supremacy.


But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Amos 5:24, NRSV


LUM Shelter Awarded $17K+ in Grants


bilde (2)Lafayette Urban Ministry has recently been awarded two significant Community Development Block Grants from both the City of Lafayette & the City of West Lafayette.

LUM was awarded $11,250 from Lafayette and $6,240 from West Lafayettetotaling $17,490.

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CDBG is an important resource for local governments in their efforts to provide both transitional and permanent housing, as well as supportive services, to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This grant money will be available on July 1 and will be used to support homeless services and programs at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Thanks to the Cities of Lafayette & West Lafayette for their continued support of LUM’s services & programs for the homeless.


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LUM Shelter to Benefit from CDBG Grants


bilde (2)Lafayette Urban Ministry has recently been awarded two significant Community Development Block Grants from both the City of Lafayette & the City of West Lafayette.

LUM was awarded $15,000 from Lafayette and $6,800 from West Lafayette — totaling $21,800.

Picture1CDBG is an important resource for local governments in their efforts to provide both transitional and permanent housing, as well as supportive services, to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This grant money will be used to support our homeless clients.

Thanks to Gina Williams, LUM Emergency Shelter director, for her work on these grants.


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LUM Tax Assistance Program — Results So Far


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With less than two weeks left to file income tax, LUM executive director, Joe Micon has some exciting statistics to share with the community. Watch this short video blog to learn more:



LUM offers Tax Assistance until April 11, 2013. To make an appointment call 765.423.2691. For more information about the LUM Tax Assistance Program, click HERE.


Local news coverage of the LUM Tax Assistance Program:



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