HUTCHINSON – In response to changing community needs and their growth to address adaptive challenges, Interfaith Housing Services has changed its name to Interfaith Housing & Community Services. At an open house celebrating its new rebrand, CEO Lorna Moore announced the name change along with a new website, organizational identity and mission statement.
“We are not leaving behind Interfaith Housing as it has been, but building on the solid foundation created by all those years of hard work and cooperation. It was important as I worked on the design that you clearly see in the new identity how we honor and continue the work which brought us here,” said Rebekah Starkey Keasling, Interfaith’s director of development and marketing.
Since 1991, Interfaith Housing has been working to fill the gap and meet the housing needs of those in our community who are least likely to find help through traditional means. Interfaith still works to meet communities’ housing needs through home repair and rehabilitation, affordable rentals and housing development. However, over the years the organization has grown to include programs such as the Kansas Individual Development Accounts, and Take Control, which not only meet immediate housing needs but also to address issues of financial education and individual empowerment. Through close collaboration with city government and other local organizations, Interfaith has worked to transform and revitalize neighborhoods and communities through focused intervention.
“For almost 30 years Interfaith has served the people of this community. It is with the same passion of our founders that we will proudly continue their legacy,” said Moore.
Interfaith Housing & Community Services seeks to alleviate poverty and build community through housing assistance, financial education and individual empowerment. We envision communities where people have the knowledge and tools to achieve financial self-sufficiency, and access to housing that is affordable to their level of income, accessible to their level of need; where they can live in safety with dignity. Interfaith Housing & Community Services, Inc. is a proud partner of United Way of Reno County and Hutchinson Community Foundation.