Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Kensington area)

Simple Homes Fuller Center for Housing

P.O. Box 12798

Kensington-Philadelphia, PA 19134

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Shane Claiborne

The Simple Homes Fuller Center for Housing was formed in late 2012 after The Simple Way founder and best-selling Christian author and speaker Shane Claiborne attended a symposium in Americus, Ga., marking the 70th anniversary of Koinonia Farm and the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Clarence Jordan. Already an admirer of Jordan and Fuller Center founder Millard Fuller (who was mentored by Jordan), Claiborne had conversations at the symposium and realized that The Fuller Center’s hand-up model and it s Save a House/Make a Home initiative fit perfectly with the intentional Christian community he leads in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is an area littered with vacant homes primed to be restored into decent homes once again. “One of the things that we talk about and value in our core commitments is moving into the abandoned spaces, so almost all of our homes were formerly abandoned or drug homes, and our gardens used to be vacant lots. That’s why this is such a natural friendship.”


Simple Homes Fuller Center helps Diaz family get ‘dream house.’

Simple Way’s Shane Claiborne brings Fuller Center to Philadelphia.

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