What is a housing allowance? Am I eligible for one? What does it mean for my finances? Many ministers find themselves asking these types of questions. But the answers’ complexity often leaves them feeling stressed, frustrated, and even more lost. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Housing Allowance for Ministers: Made Easy is a quick, easy-to-understand, and enjoyable (Is that really possible?) guide to housing allowances. So what is a housing allowance? You are about to understand it for the first time.
I put together this guide because I get the housing allowance question a lot. So don’t worry, you are not alone. Based on my experience, I am absolutely convinced that most ministers are able to grasp financial concepts and practices much easier than they ever think they can.
You can understand how a housing allowance works, and it is important that you do. Because a housing allowance is a really big deal.
Take a look to see what one reader has to say about it:
“This book came at the perfect time for me as I was in the process of accepting my first call to pastor. I knew that a thing called a “housing allowance” existed, but I had no idea how it worked. It seemed everyone I asked had their own way of explaining it, and it was also clear that many of them also had no idea how it worked either (they simply accepted what their church offered). Since I was in a situation to influence the direction my church took in allocating my housing allowance, I wanted all of the information possible to make an informed decision.
This book is written in a conversational tone which makes difficult information accessible through a clear presentation. After reading through this short book (which can be read in one sitting), you will have a more clear understanding of what the ministerial housing allowance was and how to properly utilize it. If you are just starting out in ministry, changing churches or in a position to re-evaluate your salary package, be sure to pick up a copy of this book as I am certain you will find it a helpful blessing to you!”