Grace and peace Redemption Housing community,

As Philadelphia strives to limit the impact of COVID-19 in our city, we are all facing uncertainty, hard decisions, and unprecedented changes to our daily lives. We want to be sensitive to everyone’s needs at this time and do our part to keep our community risk low. We are glad to inform you that our current residents have remained safe from this pandemic. Each has expressed great security under the leadership and accommodations of Redemption Housing. We thank you our donors and prayer warriors for making our provisions possible.

In response to concern of COVID-19, the Redemption Housing board of directors have decided to postpone our facilitation of “new resident applicant” interviews to April 1st. The good news is that there is still time for returning citizens to apply for our fast-approaching vacancies. So feel free to spread the word about our safe, secure, and transformative residency program to those in your community.

Unfortunately, those most at risk during this season are the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, chronically homeless, and returning citizens; much of these populations intersect in the Philadelphia community. Consistent, safe housing is an essential component of precautionary efforts. Situations like these display how connected we are and dependent on the sovereignty of God in care of our neighbors. Redemption Housing is blessed to be a space of refuge and sanctuary community at this critical time and pray that you will continue to join us in our mission.

COVID-19 is a very fluid situation; keep abreast through the CDC, and we will update you in the coming weeks with how Redemption Housing will respond. As of right now the 2020 Day One Challenge will still be held on June 20, 2020, and participants can register for free here on our website.

Please follow us on our social media platforms to stay informed and encouraged during this season.

Live out purpose and expect God’s goodness,

Dr. Lori E. Banfield
Executive Director