Mini Homes Project

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Mini Homes Project

Restoration Church | SCNO

Mission: To provide affordable housing and the opportunity to own their own home, for whosoever will come.


  • Transform those affected by poverty into contributing members of society
  • Obtain favor and land from the city of Champaign
  • Provide start-up fund of $25,000 through Restoration Urban Ministries
  • Achieve support and funding from private donors to continue the project
  • Build two or three homes by Spring 2013
  • Build a community of these homes in the near future (in partnership with One Main Development)
  • Create jobs for the community—decreasing the unemployment rate in Champaign County
  • Stimulate the economy in Champaign-Urbana

Mini Homes Distinctives

  • Several floor plans suitable for singles or couple with one child
  • Extensive screening process
  • Case management to assist participants in retaining employment and learning basic home maintenance
  • Instill confidence in participants and a sense pride in home ownership
  • Impart sense of community in homeowners
  • Affordable cost of Mini Home—$27,000
  • Downpayment Plus Program
  • Low monthly mortgage payments—$350–$400 per month

Who’s involved?


  • Jeff Johnson, Architect, BLDD Architects
  • Eric Luedtke, President, New Creations Contracting, Inc.
  • SCNO, University of Illinois Students
  • Bruce Litchfield, Assisstant Dean, Engineering Administration, College of Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Dennis Walker, Consultant
  • Mike Royce, President, One Main Development
  • Jeff Wampler, Partner, The Law Firm of Erwin, Martinkus, and Cole, Ltd.
  • Ervin Williams, Executive Director, Restoration Urban Ministries
  • Roscoe Brown, Assistant Program Director, Restoration Urban Ministries

Interested Parties

  • Mayor of Champaign
  • Assistant City Manager
  • Champaign City Council
  • BLDD Architects
  • New Creations Contracting, Inc.
  • Restoration Church
  • SCNO, University of Illinois Students
  • Community Residents

Download the Mini Homes Flyer

Restoration Urban Ministries
Ervin Williams, Executive Director | Roscoe Brown, Assistant Program Director
1213 Parkland Court, Champaign, IL 61821 | Phone: 217-355-2662