G.R.A.C.E Dwelling Project NPO

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"Grow & Restore A Community Effort"

     Our purpose is to help find  safe respectable housing and services for at-risk individuals and  families, historic building restoration and preservation programs within  the local community, grant writing and payee services for persons in  need of financial management support. 
                   ...because everyone deserves a decent place to live. 

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Dr. Grace DelPreore

 In Memorium
Dr. DelPreore, b. 12/05/40, taught for 10 years  in Newark NJ.  Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 35; her only hope of survival, a full  hysterectomy.  She completed her surgery and treatments and focused on living.  

Grace acquired rental units in Bradley Beach NJ.  A devoted mother, she balanced  child rearing, work, property management  and schooling until she obtained her real estate license, her theology degree and a vice-principal position in Newark  NJ.  In remission for 12 years, doctors told Grace the cancer had metastasized to her spine, thyroid and left breast; 6 months prognosis.  Grace told the doctors to "keep cutting until you get it all". Undaunted, Grace continued her work with inner city children,  maintained her properties and through much chemotherapy and many  surgeries she fought her cancer for another 6 years until the  cancer would finally shut down her liver.  She died December 6th 1992.

Dr DelPreore's  indomitable spirit inspired  everyone she touched.  Her pain never  stopped her from dealing with children in a fair, loving way.  She maintained a pride of ownership in her properties.  She felt that  everyone deserved a decent, affordable place to live.

In her memory,  and to her standards, the GRACE Dwelling Project NPO works with partner  developers to provide decent affordable housing in inner city locations; free or drastically reduced rent through grants, donations and other  charitable organizations.

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Providing housing for the poor and homeless.

Along with providing housing, we also direct people to food banks, soup kitchens and rental assistance programs available in the Quad Cities.

Homeless Lady Gets an Apartment

Lady has her house burned and she became hom