The Neighbor Project

Empowering families through homeownership

Changing the community

The Neighbor Project (formerly Emmanuel House) is empowering working-class families in Aurora through homeownership. Chapelstreet Church currently sponsors Bryan House, a five-unit building where families in the Neighbor Project’s homeownership program live and save their rent in an account to be used as a down payment on their first home. There are many on-site projects at Bryan House needing volunteers throughout the year, including maintenance, landscaping, cleaning, etc., as well as the opportunity for relationship-building. For a couple or individuals, there is the option of being a mentor partner, helping families learn how to do general upkeep on their home and navigate homeownership.

To get involved, please contact Janae Griffiths at To learn more about the organization, go to