Mission Statement: To provide affordable housing opportunities, supportive services, and employment resources to low-income persons on their journey to self-sufficiency.
Established as a 501c3 in March 2006 through the vision of Pastor Rudy Rasmus and St. John’s United Methodist Church, Temenos Community Development Corporation (TCDC) was created to identify affordable housing opportunities for extremely-low to low-income persons as well as homeless individuals. TCDC looks to achieve this by seeking affordable housing projects to create and/or manage. In partnership with the Bread of Life, Inc. (BOL), the two entities work symbiotically to provide housing needs of the individuals that receive services through BOL and the homeless community in and around the Houston/Harris County area.
These services include but are not limited to outreach, meals, job readiness, HIV/AIDS screenings and education, case management services, and temporary shelter. TCDC is focused on permanent housing with supportive services for those in need so that they may have a safe haven to reside in. TCDC believes that the individuals served will be more responsive and receptive to the services available when given a place to shower, eat, and sleep. The individuals served will be refreshed and renewed in their efforts to reach self-sufficiency.
In November 2009, TCDC opened the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments, which currently provides affordable permanent housing to 43 single individuals in efficiency-style apartments. In addition to the housing unit, each resident has access to supportive services, including but not limited to, job searching ad preparation skills, educational classes, budgeting, nutrition and case management services.
Marcus Thomas – Board Chair
Yvette Tarrant – Secretary
Jennifer Guzman – Member
Brian Raines – Member
Tommie Burrell – Member
Johnte’ Archer – Member
Johnny Slay – Member
Ralph Johnson Jr – Member
Pastor Rudy Rasmus – Sr. Pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church
Pastor Juanita Rasmus – Sr. Pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church
Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments Phase I