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Photography credits by Billy Brown & Sara Walker

MISSION & HISTORY

The mission of Episcopal Place to provide low income seniors and disabled adults safe and affordable housing and access to related services in a home-like environment. 

The mustard seed that grew into Episcopal Place was sown by an elderly Episcopalian who wrote to Bishop Furman Stough, saying she was no longer able to live by herself and had no place to go. Her plea was expressive of the plight of thousands of older adults with fixed or limited incomes who either lived in

apartments where rents were soaring or who were no longer able to cope with the responsibilities of maintaining a household.

Bishop Stough asked Jeanne Johnston of St. Andrew’s parish to look into a new federally subsidized housing program, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for low-income elderly and disabled adults. Under her guidance, and with the help of nine supporting parishes, the Episcopal Housing Foundation, Inc. was formed.

Phase I, later to be called Episcopal Place I (EP I), opened in October 1980 consisting of 95 one bedroom and 5 two bedroom apartments. Ten apartments were built to accommodate deaf residents and 10 apartments were built to accommodate the mobility impaired.