Housing For Homeless Ukrainian Refugee Families
Help provide urgently needed housing and jobs for displaced Ukrainian families who have fled their destroyed homes in the war zone.
NEED: DISPLACEMENT AND HOMELESSNESS
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, an estimated one-third of Ukraine’s population has been forced to leave their homes, creating the largest human displacement crisis in the world today. These include mothers, children, the elderly, and entire families who have fled from the war zone in eastern Ukraine to safer regions in western Ukraine, including the Transcarpathian region, as well as to other countries in Europe and around the world.
This displacement has created an enormous need for housing for homeless Ukrainians within Ukraine who have no permanent shelter or income to sustain their families.
OPPPORTUNITY: PERMANENT HOMES AND JOBS IN WESTERN REGIONS OF UKRAINE
To help provide permanent housing and create jobs for displaced Ukrainian families, Mission Eurasia has developed a strategic initiative for constructing duplex and quadraplex homes in the Mukachevo region of western Ukraine located far from the active war zone. Each unit is 1,600 square feet and can accommodate a family of four or five people. Our initial goal is to build 12 duplexes or six quadraplexes, which can provide permanent housing for 24 displaced Ukrainian families.
Story of Brother Yuri
Brother Yuri fled from the previously occupied Kherson region with his wife and six children. When they arrived in Mukachevo, this family of eight people had nowhere to live and had to stay with a number of different local families during the first few weeks. Brother Yuri also had no job or means to sustain his large family, so they have had to rely on the generosity of others for their survival.
Brother Yuri’s family represents just one of thousands of desperate Ukrainian families who lost everything—including their homes, jobs, and businesses—while fleeing to safer regions outside of the active war zone in Ukraine. Many of these families are now in limbo without a permanent home and any hope for the future.
In addition, a greenhouse will be constructed near the housing site where Ukrainian families can grow and sell produce, helping to sustain their families with food and income.
This strategic initiative will provide employment for displaced Ukrainians who will help construct their own homes as well as homes for other homeless families, helping to catalyze a self-sustaining model that can be replicated throughout western Ukraine.
The cost to construct each housing unit in the duplex or quadraplex is $35,000. The total cost to construct 24 housing units is therefore $840,000. Mission Eurasia is seeking resources and volunteers from the West to come and help with the construction of housing for homeless Ukrainian families.
Through this strategic initiative, 24 homeless Ukrainian families, or as many as 120 people, will acquire a permanent home in the Mukachevo region of Ukraine, helping to alleviate distress in the displaced Ukrainian community. With the wages they receive from constructing these homes, displaced Ukrainians will help pay off their homes by contributing an average of $500 per month to a fund that will be used for the construction of more housing units. Within a year, we estimate that these contributions will total approximately $144,000 ($500 per month for 24 units), which can be used to build four more units for other displaced families.
OPPPORTUNITY: MODULAR HOMES IN WESTERN REGIONS OF UKRAINE
To help provide urgent temporary housing and create jobs for displaced Ukrainian families, Mission Eurasia has developed a strategic initiative for installing modular homes in the Chernivtsi region of western Ukraine where one of our iCare refugee assistance centers is located, far from the active war zone. These modular homes will be installed at the site of a former Soviet Pioneer Youth campground on free land provided by the government with utilities already installed. Mission Eurasia volunteers are working to clean the site and turn it into a community where displaced families will have privacy and safety.
Story of Andrei and Family
Andrei and Marina lived right outside of Kyiv, Ukraine with their young daughters, Masha and Margarita. When the war broke out, the Russian army began shelling Kyiv, threatening to take over the city within days. Andrei and Marina did not want their daughters to experience the horrors of war, so they left everything behind in Kyiv and fled to western Ukraine. After leaving, they learned that their home had been completely destroyed during the fierce fighting. When they arrived in western Ukraine, Andrei did not have any work, so he has been looking for ways to support his family. The family lived for a while at a center for refugees, but as more and more refugees poured into the center, they knew they would need to find another place to live. They are now living in uncertainty without a job and housing for their family.
Andrei’s family represents just one of thousands of desperate Ukrainian families who lost everything—including their homes, jobs, and businesses—while fleeing to safer regions outside of the active war zone in Ukraine. Many of these families are now in limbo without temporary housing and any hope for the future.
Each modular home can accommodate a family of up to four people. This strategic initiative will provide temporary shelter for displaced Ukrainians for a period of three-six months, until more permanent housing can be found.
The cost for each modular home is $6,500, which includes $5,000 for the modular home itself, and $1,500 to install it on-site. Immediate resources are needed to build and install 10 modular homes at a cost of $65,000. Plans are underway to build as many as 100 modular homes at this site in Chernivtsi in western Ukraine for a total cost of $650,000.
Through this strategic initiative, many displaced, homeless Ukrainian families will have urgent temporary housing in the Chernivtsi region of Ukraine for up to six months, while they look for more permanent housing. Displaced Ukrainians will help install these modular homes, providing jobs and a source of income for them. Once ten modular homes are built, a small church will also be built on-site where children and families will be exposed to the gospel and where ministry will be carried out. This initiative will help to alleviate the urgent need for temporary housing among homeless Ukrainian families, will create jobs, and will help provide spiritual support for the displaced Ukrainian community.
The war in Ukraine is steadily increasing the number of displaced families who need new homes in safer regions of the country. Your partnership in these strategic initiatives will provide homes, income, and hope for the future in a faith-based, Christian way for homeless Ukrainian families. Thank you for your prayers and support of this vital initiative.
Housing for the Homeless
Join us and help provide urgently needed housing and jobs for displaced Ukrainian families who have fled their destroyed homes in the war zone.
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P.O. Box 496
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
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