April 30, 2018. The Topeka Capital-Journal.
About 1,000 people listened intently to a message of justice Monday evening as the Topeka Justice Unity and Ministry Project held its fifth annual meeting to talk about problems the city’s residents face.
The meeting was held at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where members of 19 congregations listened to how city officials planned to work on safe and affordable housing and public transportation, the meeting’s two topics.
April 29, 2018. The Topeka Capital-Journal.
A coalition of Shawnee County churches will gather Monday to advocate for an affordable housing trust fund, a concept they have worked on for two years.
Topeka JUMP, which is comprised of 20 churches, will present a proposal to establish the fund using private and public dollars. It prioritizes the creation and preservation of affordable housing, lead organizer Shanae Holman said in a news release.
October 13, 2017. The Topeka Capital-Journal.
After two years of working with Mayor Larry Wolgast and other city officials, members of a 20-church organization are calling on the Topeka City Council to create a trust fund to address the capital city’s affordable housing crisis.
April 25, 2017. The Topeka Capital-Journal.
A boisterous crowd in downtown Topeka’s Grace Episcopal Cathedral gave booming cheers as Topeka and Shawnee County officials agreed to tackle mental health, affordable housing and transportation — issues affecting many disenfranchised Topekans.
Topeka Justice Unity Ministry Project, more commonly called JUMP, brought members of 20 Shawnee County churches together for a “Night of Justice,” where officials, including Mayor Larry Wolgast, agreed to explore:
April 21, 2017. Topeka Capital-Journal.
Several community issues — including mental health, affordable housing and transportation — will be addressed this coming week at a gathering sponsored by the Topeka Justice Unity Ministry Project at a downtown church.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th. Organizers said as many as 1,000 people are expected to attend.