What started out as one house became many, and the impact it has had on northern Springfield is extraordinary.
The goal of the Blue House Project is to give low-income families in northern Springfield a chance at safe and affordable housing. The Drew Lewis Foundation purchases and renovates old houses in the community with the intent of leasing them to members of our RISE program, who will eventually be given the option to own the home. This unique path to homeownership helps break the cycle of poverty one property at a time, as the family can learn and grow healthy and sustainable living habits without worrying about the roof over their heads.
Thanks to the support of OakStar Bank, the City of Springfield, and countless other community partners, a family’s dream of owning a quality home can become a reality. For more information on the Blue House Project or how you can get involved, please feel free to email the Drew Lewis Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (417) 200-2223.