Changing My Longings

Changing My Longings

Internship Update: From Alex Streeter Change has become a recurring theme in my life over the last six months. There have been apparent changes, such as my occupation and living situation, as well as deeper inner changes regarding my worldview and life goals. One day,...

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 6

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 6

Hello, Friends of CLDI! I hope you all had a great week. We had an unexpected find the previous week at the building site - some remnants of some old buildings and debris! The good news is that the extra excavation was possible without compromising the geo piers, so...

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 1

We have great news; we closed on the Tapestry project last Friday, December 2nd, making Tapestry official. This week Langlas set up the building site, scraped the asphalt, and are ready to dig for the foundations! We anticipate a 12-month build time. In the end,...

Affordable Housing & Property Management:  CLDI’s Upside Down Mindset

Affordable Housing & Property Management: CLDI’s Upside Down Mindset

When it comes to property revitalization and management, CLDI’s kingdom mindset is at the forefront of every decision.A slumlord is a landlord who buys and rents properties in substandard living conditions. They often require cash for exorbitant rental rates and fail...

Mosaic Senior Cottage Update – Project Completed!

Hello friends! Some great news, we finished up the landscaping at Mosaic! In case you were not able to see the apartments in person, I wanted to share these exceptional photos that our friend Savanah took for us. The tenants are settling in and enjoying their new...

Thrilled to Be Proven Wrong

Thrilled to Be Proven Wrong

When you think of home, it’s often a place. But it can also be represented by specific feelings, smells, or... most importantly, people. Part of our mission at Rail//Line Coffee is to give people a place where they can foster community because we all know that how we...

Miss Darla’s Hope

Miss Darla’s Hope

I pulled into Miss Darla’s driveway and gave a soft knock on the door to her apartment. Her voice drifted up the stairs, telling me to come on in. I opened the door, and her dog scurried past me out into the yard. I spent a few minutes chasing him around before I was...

Mosaic Senior Cottage Update – Week 33

Hello friends! We are excited to announce that Mosaic Senior Cottages are 99% complete! With our certificate of occupancy, tenants will be moving in next week! After the snow flies next week (😥) we will lay the sod and finish up the landscaping. A HUGE praise to God...

Mosaic Senior Cottage Update – Week 32

Hello friends! We are SO CLOSE to having this project fully buttoned up! Thank you First Interstate Bank for your great crew of volunteers to help with a deep clean! As of right now, we are planning on our tenants moving in on April 13th and anticipate by that time...

Jodee’s Journey: How Affordable Housing Changed Her Life

Housing is catalytic. Without it, upward mobility is nearly impossible, but with it, people can start to experience real transformation. Just ask Jodee His Bad Horse, a 31-year-old mom who found herself homeless after fleeing an abusive relationship. When Jodee...