Missionary Housing by Members

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Missionary Housing by Members

Postby lajackson » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:04 pm

A member housing full-time missionaries has asked for assistance from the bishop. Isn't there an amount already designated by the Church for this?

Who pays it? Ward? Stake? Mission?

How much should it be? Is it reimbursed by the Church or does it come out of budget?

With the answers, are there any official references, letters, or sources for the information?

And, of course, thanks in advance.

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Postby aebrown » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:49 am

lajackson wrote:A member housing full-time missionaries has asked for assistance from the bishop. Isn't there an amount already designated by the Church for this?

Who pays it? Ward? Stake? Mission?

How much should it be? Is it reimbursed by the Church or does it come out of budget?

With the answers, are there any official references, letters, or sources for the information?

And, of course, thanks in advance.


Yes, there is an amount designated for missionary host families. It is $75/month in the US.

The stake pays it, using a special subcategory of Other called "Other:Missionary Host Family"; the payment is automatically reimbursed by CHQ.

The Donation and Receipting Categories article on clerk.lds.org explains some of this, and contains a reference to the letter of instruction (which I don't have with me, but we have a copy in our stake office):

Stakes have additional subcategories in the "Other" category as follows:
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MISSIONARY – HOST FAMILY – Used to reimburse members who provide housing to full-time missionaries as instructed in the 31 May 2007 instructions to stake and mission presidents titled: Housing Missionaries with Members.

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Postby lajackson » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:12 am

Alan_Brown wrote:The stake pays it, using a special subcategory of Other called "Other:Missionary Host Family"; the payment is automatically reimbursed by CHQ.


Thanks. And, with the date, I will be able to get the letter this week from the stake offices.

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Missionary Housing

Postby vaiola » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:15 pm

Where can I find the guidelines for missionary/member housing?

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Postby allenjpl » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:02 pm

A letter was sent out to Stake and Mission Presidents on May 31, 2007, providing the principles and guidelines associated with missionary/member housing. It should be available in the Official Communication Library.

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Postby JeffTurgeon » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:02 pm

Wow, years ago when I was a missionary we often rented basement rooms from members. My companion and I each paid $200 a month (total $400).

I hope I'm not dating myself too much but we were able to negotiate our rent, etc. Today with all missionaries paying the same it would have cost me a lot more than it did. When I was in a car area each of us also had to pay $25 per month to the mission office home for car use. Things have changed a lot.


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