Isaiah 32 Project

A Transitional Housing Program for Local Families

Three years ago, LUM welcomed the first family into one of the four houses purchased by LUM as a part of the newly created Isaiah 32 Project.

Affordable, Quality Homes | Family Neighborhoods

In the mid-2010s, LUM was encouraged by financial experts to invest funds held in the reserve account. After several months of research, the LUM board decided to invest conservatively and in something that would advance the LUM mission — and the Isaiah 32 Project was born. The goal is to be “good landlords” of well-maintained homes in good neighborhoods at affordable rates. With the help of Buzz Grady, LUM board member and public housing expert, LUM decided to become a part of the Housing Choice Voucher Program — a federal program permitting private landlords to offer public housing.

The LUM Isaiah 32 Project is flourishing and is a blessing to our families, our staff and our community.

After only three years the benefits have been tremendous. This project provides excellent housing and also connects:

  • The LUM Executive Director with the needs in our community
  • The Maintenance Director with opportunities to teach parents how to maintain a clean and safe home, be a great neighbor and connect with the community
  • The Business Office Staff with opportunities to teach fiscal responsibility & family budgeting.

When the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high,
And the wilderness becomes a fertile field,
And the fertile field is considered as a forest.

Then justice will dwell in the wilderness
And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.

And the work of righteousness will
be peace,
And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.

Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation,
And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places.

~Isaiah 32:15-18