This story originally appeared in the Star-Telegram.
Fort Worth’s Inspiring Temple of Praise Church formed the nonprofit Integrity Community Development Corp in 2017 to focus on helping homeless veterans regain their independence, the Star-Telegram reported. The nonprofit plans to use land owned by the church to build a community of approximately 150, 400-square-foot homes for local veterans to rent. The land would also be home to a community center with café, recreation and offices.
The land is 9.4 acres and is located near John T. White Boulevard and Cooks Lane in east Fort Worth.
“It’s a major undertaking for a church our size,” the church’s Bishop Reginald Jordan told the Star-Telegram. “We’ve got a lot of fundraising to do. We’re hoping Fort Worth will stand up with us.”
The organization has raised about $250,000 so far, but needs $7 million total to move forward with the project. It has applied for a grant through the City of Fort Worth.
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The Inspiring Temple of Praise Church was first established on March 10, 1996. Its mission is to inspire the world through preaching, teaching, praise, worship, prayer and demonstration of heavenly things here on Earth. Find out more on the church’s website.