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Celebrating Graduates!

2016 Graduates residing in Homes of Hope neighborhoods! ...

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Affordable Housing is for Everyone

Affordable housing benefits the entire community as we glean from the positive contributions of families who are positioned for success. ...

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"What My Home Means to Me" by Rebecca, age 10

What My Home Means to Me by Rebecca, age 10...

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The Power of Presence: Homes of Hope Housing Client Wins "Father of the Year"

In honor of Father's Day we want to congratulate our housing client, Samuel, on receiving the "2015 Father of the Year" Award from the Upstate Fatherhood Coalition. ...

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Homes of Hope Earns Statewide Recognition for LoCAL Housing

Homes of Hope receives Palmetto Housing Achievement Award for LoCAL Housing....

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Celebrating our 500th Home!

Celebrating our 500th home, Welcoming our 500th family! ...

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My prayers to take care of my child have been answered.

A year ago Sam & his son were sleeping in their car. Today they have a new home and restored hope through their new LoCAL home. ...

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Thanksgiving Issue: "Grateful for the change in my life."

Gratitude is contagious. Counting our blessings allows us to put things into perspective; it allows us to remember our 2014 milestones....

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Honoring our Veterans: A Tuskegee Airman Flourishing in Affordable Housing

Homes of Hope celebrates Veterans! Read the incredible story of Homes of Hope tenant, Al Mayhew, an American hero & Tuskegee Airman. ...

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Big Success: Homes of Hope's 10th Annual Golf Classic

Thanks to our many golfers & sponsors for making our 10th Annual Golf Classic a record-breaking fundraising tournament!...

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Mommy! That's our house!

Homes of Hope prepares to build its largest affordable housing development to date- 61 Hills. This development will be in Anderson, South Carolina and will be home to 68 families- renters & homeowners. ...

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How You Can Help Families in Poverty

Homes of Hope is innovatively addressing issues of poverty, workforce development, and affordable housing and you can be a part of it-- read on to see how lives are being changed through LoCAL Housing. ...

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Bonus Updates from the 2014 Hope House Dinner & Auction

  On May 16th, 2014 Homes of Hope held our annual fundraising banquet at the Hyatt in Downtown Greenville. Together with 500 guests we celebrated our 15th Anniversary and the many lives that have been changed through our mission of affordable housing and job training. Here are some updates from our event speakers.  "It was a relief to share my story at Homes of...

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Join our team in Anderson, SC: Hiring Client Development Assistant

Homes of Hope is hiring a client development assistant to provide property and case management to Homes of Hope's affordable housing clients in Anderson, SC. ...

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The Transformation of Nonprofits through Entrepreneurial Thinking: Greenville News Feature on Homes of Hope

For years nonprofits have been guilty of the same ‘poverty mindset’ as some of their clients. We believe we have a unique position to help lead in the transformation of nonprofits through entrepreneurial thinking....

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Winter Storm Pax: Photos from our Families

Winter Storm Pax hits the Upstate! Here are some photos contributed from our tenants & homeowners from various housing developments throughout Greenville. We've never seen these neighborhoods look quite like this!...

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From Our CEO: We Can't End Homelessness Without More Affordable Housing

Many people who live under bridges do so because they simply can’t afford housing.We can’t end homelessness without more affordable housing��"from the shelter, to transitional, to permanent. We need support from the community��"both corporate support and individual support....

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Affordable Housing Updates: 2014 Plans

Homes of Hope will reach 500 units of completed affordable housing in 2014!...

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Thankful for a New Start: The Story of Two Brave Little Girls

Newlyweds, Sam and Dee Orange, share their adoption story and how Homes of Hope provided the home where their family found a new start....

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Now that I have seen, I am responsible: Response to Homelessness in Greenville

Last week we read eagerly each day as the Greenville News delved into the issues of homelessness in our community through a 5-part series. "In the shadow of downtown" they painted the picture of tent city and the dozens who reside just a brief walk from our bustling and growing metropolitan center. For the organizations and individuals who serve Greenville's homeless and i...

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Men Overcoming Addictions Pair with Resurgent Capital Services to Build LoCAL Homes

On August 9th Homes of Hope celebrated our second corporate build with Greenville-based company, Resurgent Capital Services. Resurgent employees have been diligently joining our Men’s Development interns on the job site each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for several weeks to complete two LoCAL homes side by side on Joe Louis Street in West Greenville. The end result...

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Homes of Hope Announces: Satellite Office in Anderson and Personnel Promotions in Greenville

Homes of Hope expands its regional reach through personnel promotions and the opening of a new satellite office in Anderson, SC....

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What Makes Us Different: Our Housing Philosophy

The creation of affordable housing and the redevelopment of dilapidated communities can't happen overnight. It takes strategy and purposed intention....

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LoCAL Housing Complete! Finally, new housing options for poverty-level families.

“Building these homes is a sign of completion for me. Now I can give back to society instead of taking from it for so long.” - Brad Berry, Homes of Hope Men’s Development Intern This past week Homes of Hope rejoiced to celebrate another milestone in our fourteen-year history of developing affordable housing in Upstate South Carolina. After two years of ...

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Celebrating our 400th Home: Affordable Housing for Families in Need

Homes of Hope has been housing families in South Carolina for fourteen years. We provide safe, energy efficient, affordable homes to low-income and homeless families throughout our community. We also mentor and provide construction-related job training to men overcoming drug and alcohol addictions. All that we do stems from Matthew 25 & 28. On January 31st we’...

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New Partnership, New Homes for Families in Poverty

Country-wide there are numerous efforts to improve and increase the availability of affordable housing for our nation’s families in need. We have been privileged to play our part in this movement for the past fourteen years in Upstate South Carolina. As we approach the completion of our 400th home later this year we are thrilled to know that the number of homes we pr...

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Not Just Bricks and Mortar: 388 Affordable Homes

A Word From Our CEO: With the completion of our Fant Street development in Anderson, SC, and our Lora Lake development in Berea, we have now completed our 388th home. With 30 more currently in the works, we will surpass house #400 very soon. We feel greatly privileged to be the Lord’s hands and feet in achieving this number—but we are all reminded that the br...

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Hope for Senior Adults: Olive Branch Cottages

Often there is a misconception that people in “affordable housing” don’t want anything for themselves. It’s assumed that they’re lazy, they don’t want to work, or they just want a hand out. At Homes of Hope we cringe at this perception for we know the families we serve to be hardworking, hopeful, and deserving of an opportunity. We also ...

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LoCAL Housing: The Launch!

It’s official… LoCAL Housing has launched! The program many years in the making was recently unveiled to nearly 100 influential community members through a virtual groundbreaking held at Zen in Dowtown Greenville. Much research and exploration of construction and funding logistics prepped us to know just how exciting LoCAL Housing would be for the Upstate comm...

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LoCAL Housing: What is it?

In a recent blog we discussed the vision for our newest housing venture, LoCAL. LoCAL Housing is our highly innovative solution to three persistent problems plaguing poverty-level families in the Upstate. What are the Problems? 1. No asset-building opportunities for poverty level families 2. High energy costs for poverty level families 3. Insufficient employment opport...

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LoCAL Housing: The Vision

Everyone loves a good redemption story. We love to see the under-dog win supreme and beat the odds. We glory in stories of people banding together for a common good, to root out evil, to achieve the thing that seemed impossible. These are the stories that make headlines and sell out box offices. What if we told you we know the Director who writes the best stories and is f...

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Barking up a new tree: Carpentry training for Homes of Hope interns

In a recent post we shared about the increased job training that the interns in our program for men overcoming addictions are receiving at Homes of Hope. They are in a time of focused training for various construction-related skills as we prepare to launch LoCAL Housing, which will be built in part by our men. Currently our interns are learning carpentry skills as they co...

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Partners for a Pergola: Enhancing community at Aleda Terrace

At Homes of Hope we understand that building community requires much more than building new homes. True community is characterized by sharing & fellowship. Joyful moments abound when we see our families exhibiting genuine community. It’s seen through front porch visits and looking out for one’s neighbor; it’s through residents uniting for a common cau...

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In case you ever needed a reason to golf... We've got one!

Golfers will tell you that there’s never a bad excuse for a day of golf. A sunny day, a rainy day, the fact that it’s Saturday, the fact that it’s a day ending in “y”, are all counted among logical reasons to grab the clubs. On October 25th, Homes of Hope added another reason to hit the links- our 7th Annual Golf Classic at The Cliffs at Keowe...

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Under Construction: Affordable Homes for Seniors in West Greenville

“I’m 63 years old and I didn’t think I’d have a place this nice again. I thought I’d have to live in some senior place, so this is real break for me and it has been a blessing.” – HOH Tenant, Donna Neeley Stories like this from our renter, Miss Neeley, make us proud to provide housing that is both quality-made and can be consider...

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Resurgent Ribbon Cutting: 2 New Affordable Homes in West Greenville

After 9 weeks of an exciting, first-time build with Resurgent Capital Services, we are proud to display the completed homes located in West Greenville. Check out some photos from our recent Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Also meet our new tenant Obbra and her daughters! Resurgent Capital Services went above and beyond by donating a washer & dryer, school supplies, and a ...

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Demolition Week with Youth from Chicago’s Mercy Home

This double-wide had to go! Thankfully we had 11 strong & energetic volunteers from Chicago’s Mercy Home to help us out! Before: We were unable to use this old double-wide and needed to dispose of it A few times a year we have the unique privilege to host groups from various Universities and organizations who desire to spend a week volunteering with us. Last we...

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What Can Happen in 6 Weeks: 2 New, Affordable Homes

Six weeks ago Homes of Hope embarked on a journey with Resurgent Capital Services to build two homes in the West Greenville neighborhood on Gower Street. Throughout the course of that time over 200 employees of Resurgent had a hand in every aspect of construction. Friday, August 4th, we celebrated the last day of construction! Our entire staff, men’s program, & o...

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Welcome to Anderson: We Cut the Ribbon on 5 New Affordable Homes

Today we celebrated a Homes of Hope first- our first venture into Anderson County with the development of five brand-new, safe, and energy-efficient affordable homes. We are honored to be able to partner with the City of Anderson in these developments and have pledged to build 100 homes in the next 10 years for the many families who are in need of affordable housing. Welc...

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Blessed to Serve: Resurgent Build Continues

Sometimes in life we hear the stories of the less-fortunate and become so overwhelmed we wonder how we can possibly make a difference. In those times we can shrink back, helpless to make an impact, or we can make a decision to affect our circles of influence in the best way we know how. Little by little we can affect the world around us as we realize that the little things...

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Can't get on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? Call Us!

In a recent blog post we discussed our Owner Occupied Repair program and our ability to perform emergency home repairs for homeowners in need. It’s truly an amazing program which has allowed us to help families obtain handicap accessible ramps, heating and air systems, adequate roofs, etc. However, thanks to today’s phone call from an interested family we are a...

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Resurging Forward! Affordable Housing by Volunteers.

On June 9th Homes of Hope launched an innovative partnership with Resurgent Capital Services which will result in the construction of two single family homes on Gower Street in West Greenville. Each Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, Resurgent employees have graciously donated their time and efforts while working alongside the planning and leadership of Quinn Satterfield Bu...

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Tune in to hear Homes of Hope on Sports Radio!

ESPN fans: You can now hear Homes of Hope on ESPN 1440 in Greenville. Our very own Ted Cochran can be heard voicing new Public Service Announcements about our Men’s Development program! Because ESPN listeners are primarily male, the opportunity to gain support for our interns who are men overcoming drug and alcohol issues seemed like a perfect fit. What do you think...

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They Pedaled, they Perspired, they Painted!

Greenville had one of its hottest days of the season this last Tuesday but that didn’t phase our 33 volunteers from the cross-country cycling trip, Bike & Build. With enthusiasm & energy, they joined us for a 12-house painting project in West Greenville. It mattered little that they had previously rode their bikes from Newberry, 70 miles away, the day before....

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Check out our Judson Bungalows!

Our newly completed Judson Bungalows are located on Anderson Road right across the street from our main office. It was exciting to watch them be constructed and now that they are completed, those who visit us have been asking “Are those Homes of Hope houses?” and we are proud to say, “Yes!” We have partnered with another Greenville agency which will...

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Hope House Dinner & HOG Day... after this weekend we will need a long nap!

This upcoming weekend is quite possibly one of the busiest weekends of the year for Homes of Hope. We have two important events happening Friday evening and Saturday morning: The Hope House Dinner & Auction, and Hands on Greenville Day! At the first we get to dress up, eat well, & introduce hundreds of people to our ministry at our yearly fundraising dinner. At the...

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And the Oscar goes to…Video Premiere!

At our upcoming Hope House Dinner & Auction there will be lots of action! Included in the evening’s events will be the premiere of our 2011 Homes of Hope Video. We have spent the last two months compiling interviews from people in the Greenville community, as well as from Homes of Hope staff, tenants, and interns to produce a brief, but comprehensive look at our ...

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Who Am I? "I finally know my calling"...

In last week’s blog we shared about the challenging journey our interns experience as they start to shed the old clothes of past habits, mistakes, and mindsets and begin to embrace the new identity and new life that is available in Christ Jesus. We see that our men exist at very different stages in this process. Each is genuinely asking, “Who am I?” Our M...

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Who am I? Part 1

The morning starts early for the men in our intern program. They start each day at 6:45am as they drive in from where they live at Samaritan Village to gather together for a time of praise and worship and Biblical instruction by our men’s development staff before beginning that day’s construction and landscaping projects. Central to our mission in providing a s...

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Good News from West Greenville!

In a recent West Greenville Neighborhood meeting Homes of Hope’s Asset Development Manager, Denice, celebrated theattendance of 15 tenants from our community developments at Kingsview Point and Peridot. This attendance was higher than previous months and a noteworthy moment for staff because as we venture into neighborhoods like West Greenville and begin to revitaliz...

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Reelin' in a World-Class Partner

FLW Outdoors, the largest fishing tournament organization in the world, is coming to Greenville and has chosen Homes of Hope as the local organization where their professional anglers will be volunteering on March 23rd. Professional anglers will work alongside Homes of Hope program interns on affordable housing construction projects that day. All Homes of Hope interns are ...

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Solid Reflections via Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock students & Homes of Hope Another week is moving quickly into the weekend here and we can’t help but to reflect over the time we’ve shared with our “Care Break” volunteers from Slippery Rock University. Sixteen students and chaperones joined us from Pennsylvania to partner with our staff and the men in our year-long internship prog...

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