​One-Day Housing Justice Institutes equip congregations, community leaders, and neighbors with practical tools needed to end homelessness and to stabilize the cost of housing through education, advocacy and organizing.

The day provides an overview of our own housing stories, God’s story, the story of affordable housing in the US for the past 100 years — factors that have caused today’s crisis and what we have learned that works.

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Deb Meyer, Broomfield, CO.

We look at what churches are doing to:

  • build affordable housing

  • navigate the development process

  • learn the best practices to end homelessness

  • implement a practical theology of land use

  • pursue advocacy.


We provide an overview of policies that work and what it takes to mobilize the body of Christ to do housing justice. 

We explore topics tailored to each city, such as:

  • various models of how congregations are building affordable housing

  • the development process

  • best practices to end homelessness

  • a practical theology of land use

  • effective advocacy.

  • what it takes to mobilize congregations to do housing justice. 

Shook’s One-Day Workshop is exactly what faith leaders in Broomfield, Colorado, needed in our efforts to advocate for and actually create affordable housing solutions in our community. Her grasp on housing policy and history in the US informed us for working with government entities. Jill’s presentation of biblical basis for housing justice fueled us for engaging our congregations and working on behalf of people who work, worship and play in Broomfield that aren’t also able to live in our community. Her tenacity to continue this uphill work inspires us to do the same

Deb Meyer, Broomfield, CO

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Institutes to Date

  • June 2, 2015: Housing Justice: Our story, God’s story, and Our Community’s story
    Habitat for Humanity Retreat, Allenspark, Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center.

  • June 24, 2015: Broomfield, CO

  • June 4, 2016:  Housing Justice:  Faith and Action, Our story, God’s Story and City’s Story

  • March 9, 2017: Broomfield, CO, Pathways to Housing Solutions: People of Faith Engaging Attainable Housing

  • May 8, 2017: Just Housing, Broomfield, CO

  • Sept. 30, 2017: Temple City, One Day Housing Justice Institute: Our Story, God’s Story and the US/City Story….Why and how to do housing justice in your city

  • Nov. 18, 2017: Pasadena, Making Affordable Housing Happen in Pasadena: Our Story, God’s Story and the US/City Story

  • Nov. 7, 2018: Making Affordable Housing Happen in Monrovia: One Day Housing Justice Institute
    Our Story, God’s Story, and the US/City Story….How and why to do housing justice in your city

Videos - Previous One-Day Housing Institutes

2018 Monrovia One-Day Housing Justice Institute - Videos