June 2018  IN THIS ISSUE: What happened (just this week); Improved traffic signage protects participants; Volunteer Information Meeting; Volunteer service--all ages; Yes, a national housing crisis; How you can help us; Evicted by Matthew Desmond; How many people suffering homelessness have we helped this year?


Humility of Mary
Housing, Inc.

Supportive Housing for Families
It is not easy to provide housing to whoever walks through our doors. We met some extremely difficult situations this week. [Read what happened in larger text on our website.]
volunteer info meeting

Traffic Calming Lights Will Protect Our Program Participants

traffic calming lights
New flashing red lights are installed and in action on the stop signs in one of our  important program neighborhoods. This heavily-crossed yet difficult intersection will be safer, thanks to our city officials and elected leaders. Visit our website for the full story!

Local Volunteers Power Our Service

Students from Jordan School in Rock Island planted a vegetable garden for our participants. United Way Day of Caring participants from John Deere deep cleaned our Shelter. With this help, we can do MORE things, more effectively to help our participants who are experiencing homelessness.


  • In the U.S., there’s a shortage of 7.2 million rental homes that extremely low income (ELI) renters can afford.
  • Eleven million ELI renter households spend more than half of their incomes on housing.
  • There are only 35 affordable and available rental homes for every 100 ELI households nationwide.
  • No state has enough affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters.
  • Just one out of four eligible low income households receives federal housing assistance.
We know many of you are reading Evicted. Please share your thoughts on our HMHI Facebook page and our HMSI Facebook page.  
“What else is a nation but a patchwork of cities and towns; cities and towns a patchwork of neighborhoods; and neighborhoods a patchwork of homes?” 
“Our cities have become unaffordable to our poorest families, and this problem is leaving a deep and jagged scar on our next generation.” 
Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
John Deere Classic's Birdies for Charity program really helps us help people experiencing homelessness. Donate directly at the Birdies for Charity program WEBSITE. Type "Humility" into the Search box and #1687 'Humility of Mary Shelter' will appear. That helps both our agencies. Thank you for your support!

How Many Local People Suffering Homelessness Did We Help this year (so far)?

Find out HERE!

Humility of Mary Housing, 3805 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport  IA 52807
Phone: (563) 326-1330 • Fax: (563) 326-0756
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