Normandale Housing

What is Normandale Housing?

For more than 25 years Normandale Lutheran has been walking with families in the Phillip’s neighborhood of Minneapolis to help move them from living without a home to living in community-supported, permanent housing.

Our Mission

In response to God’s calling, Normandale Housing Corporation engages the congregation of Normandale Lutheran Church and others in serving families experiencing homelessness by providing housing and supportive services.

Our Work Together

Realizing it can take time for a family to recover and move ahead, Normandale Housing Ministry reaches out to volunteers and its alumni to provide mentorship for families and support from the community. Our focus is to make a significant impact on the Phillips neighborhood by providing stability for families and improving acceptance and understanding for individuals who have encountered this level of crisis.

Together, we can reduce homelessness – one family at a time.


Get Involved!


Join the Maintenance Crew

Join board member Thor Adams with occasional property check-ups and odd jobs.


Join the Moving Crew

Have a truck or an arm to lend? We need your help to ready and clean our units for new families, pick up donated furniture, or assist a family transitioning to a permanent home!


Help Spread the Word

If your gifts include creativity and an eye for marketing, lend your expertise with our social media accounts and in helping create a website and/or informational pieces to spread the word of Normandale Housing!

There are other new teams, too! Contact Pastor Rebecca Gamble via email or via phone at 952-977-9353.


Connect with Kids through Reading Buddies!

Mondays, starting October 16, 2023 | 5:15-8:00 pm

This volunteer-based, relationship-building, and literacy program engages youth from Normandale (in grades 7-12) with elementary-aged students in the Normandale Housing program. The youth eat dinner, play games, build relationships, and help elementary students with reading and homework.

Reading Buddies Dates

  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 13
  • December 4
  • January 8
  • January 22
  • February 5
  • February 26
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • May 6
  • May 20
    • Year-end celebration


Willing to donate a meal? We’d love that!



Other Ways to Help


Donate to Norma’s Closet*

There is always a list of general needs for donating items to Norma’s Closet. Items donated can be dropped off in the sanctuary under the stairs immediately inside the Preschool entrance.

*For all physical donations, please contact Ramona Massenburg at


Make a financial donation

Donate online and choose the Normandale Housing fund. Checks may also be brought or mailed to the church office at 6100 Normandale Rd., Edina, MN, 55436, with “Normandale Housing” in the memo line.

Questions about how to designate your donation to Normandale Housing? Contact either Click Business Administrator Brent Malcom or Administrative Assistant to Worship, Mission & Outreach, and Congregational Care Kati Salmon.


January 5, 2022

Next Occurrence

2 Responses

  1. Hello Normandale Beloved Friends,
    Leaving a message for I think is Jennifer Mulsof? who coordinates the Reading Buddies Dinners. Doug and I dropped off a meal for 25 yesterday of chili, fixins, cuties and brownies. We have been committed to do this for a few years ( cooking is my thing) but never hear back on how it went. Enough food? did they like it? I did send her a message a week ago asking if there were any allergies but never heard back. I don’t want any accolades or thank yous but a follow up would be nice that all went fine. When there, I ran into so many loved ones attending Carolyn Anderson’s funeral that I had not connected with in forever! God is good! And hoped to see Pastor Ian to thank him for doing a blessed job marrying Lauren and Alex, Dec. 28th
    Jane Anderson

    1. Good afternoon, Jane! I received this back from someone who attended Reading Buddies on Monday evening: “The food was delicious! It was well received… I saw several kids go back for seconds. We had plenty; enough for everyone plus four containers of leftovers for the families.”

      We reached out to Jennifer Musolf and she indicated she would respond via email as we as to Pastor Ian for your note on Lauren and Alex’s wedding! He mentioned that he was proud to be a part of such a special day for them and all of their loved ones. Last but not least, we all grieve alongside you around the loss of Carolyn. Blessed be her memory.

      We are so very fortunate to have you as a part of our community, Jane! As you say: God is good, indeed! Grace and peace to you.

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