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Steve O'Neil Apartments
Housewarming Campaign
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 Help furnish an apartment,
a room or purchase a few items
 to make these apartments
 into a HOME! 
Sunday, 
September 28
Fern Valley 5K 
For the Steve O'Neil Apartments.
3 PM at Marshall School Tails.
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more information and registration
Tuesday, 
September 30

Ties that Bind; Quilting
for the Steve O'Neil Apartments
6 to 9 PM  Peace Church
Peace Quilt
All are welcome, training done
on the spot!
Contact Jo Johnson through
Peace Church. 
 More information.

You will find more event on the Events Page.

Steve O'Neil Apartment Job Opportunities are now open.

Applications Now being Taken for residents for the Steve O'Neil Apartments


Steve O'Neil Apartments August Update

Community Housewarming Campaign for the
Steve O'Neil Apartments

Steve ONeil Apt drawing.jpgCHUM is building a new six-unit emergency family shelter in conjunction with the Steve O’Neil Apartments, now under construction in Duluth’s Hillside neighborhood. In addition to the new CHUM Family Shelter, the Steve O’Neil Apartments will provide 44 units of permanent supportive housing for families with children who have a history of recurrent or long-term homelessness.

We are excited about the potential impact of the Steve O’Neil Apartments for Duluth’s homeless families. We are inviting you to help us! The Community Housewarming Campaign is a registry where you can purchase an item, a room or an apartment of furnishings and items necessary to welcome families to their new home.

Visit the Community Housewarming Campaign website today! Thank you for helping us make this a reality! Scroll down for more information on Steve O'Neil and the entire project.

CHUM's New Family Shelter and Hillside Apartments to be Named Steve O'Neil Apartments

SteveOneil.jpg On August 6, only weeks following the memorial service for Steve O'Neil, demolition began on the site of the new Steve O'Neil Apartments at 101-109 W. 4th St. in the Central Hillside neighborhood.

Steve O'Neil spent his life in Duluth working for Duluth's most vulnerable families. His legacy will continue, as the new apartments and emergency shelter will not only help those families, but will also help fulfill Duluth's vision of becoming a city that welcomes the stranger, feeds the hungry, and houses the homeless. The Steve O'Neil Apartments will be a major step in preventing long-term, chronic homelessness for families. The new CHUM Family Shelter will address the initial crisis when a family becomes homeless.

The Steve O'Neil Apartments are an $11.2 million project that includes 44 units of permanent supportive housing and 6 units of emergency shelter for families with children who have experienced long-term homelessness. The Steve O'Neil Apartments are being developed by One Roof Community Housing and Center City Housing. CHUM will operate the Emergency Family Shelter and provide supportive services to the families living in the apartments.

By integrating the family shelter within the Steve O'Neil Apartments, CHUM gains substantial savings in construction costs compared to a stand-alone structure and allows us to provide on-site supportive services and 24-hour security to families in both permanent housing and emergency shelter.

Contributions to CHUM's capital campaign for the project can be made online or by mailing a check to: CHUM, 102 W. 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55802.

For more information on the Family Shelter Capital Campaign, click here.


CHUM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human services agency sponsored and governed by 39 Duluth congregations. CHUM began in 1973 when ten Central Hillside congregations pooled resources to assist low-income people in Duluth.The organizational goals are to provide basic needs services for homeless and marginalized members of our community while working to effect changes which will eliminate the need for our services.

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