Luther Seminary will continue to lease Stub Hall on a month-to-month basis to Ramsey County to house women and couples experiencing homelessness.
The county leased Stub Hall in December for the winter because of the rising number of people who became housing insecure during the pandemic and economic fallout. The county provides 24-hour security. The seminary maintains the building and grounds.
This temporary plan to serve a community need is consistent with Luther Seminary’s Welcome Statement that says: In Christ, all are neighbors one to another. In a dynamic of mutual welcome, we seek to learn from one another’s particularities, including but not limited to differences of race, ethnicity, nationality, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic circumstance, dis/ability, political perspective, ecclesial tradition, and theological commitments.
Luther Seminary is still moving forward with the sale of the lower campus, including Stub Hall, and is in conversations with prospective development partners. Planning with civic partners has begun to redevelop the lower campus with a mix of affordable, market-rate, and senior housing.
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Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities across the country and around the world. An innovator in theological education, the seminary is committed to exploring leading-edge approaches for Christian ministry, proclamation, and faith formation in a rapidly changing world. As one of the seven seminaries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Luther Seminary has educated more than one-third of ELCA pastors, lay professionals, and leaders of many global Lutheran and ecumenical churches. Learn more at luthersem.edu.