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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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God is in the Greeting Card

It is also in these moments that I realize just how quickly I can forget that He is always there and always shows up on time, every time. This time God showed up in a greeting card....

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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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Celebrating our 500th Home!

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

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My future is Jesus and Bella! | A Father's Reflection at Christmas

During his time at Homes of Hope, Isreal has reconnected with his four-year-old daughter and learned the magic of the holidays free of alcohol and drug addiction....

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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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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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God is good: Bradley's Story

Bradley struggled for years with drug addiction & hopelessness. Read from his experience how his life has been changed by God at Homes of Hope....

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Meet our Board: John Smith

John Smith is a missionary, Homes of Hope homeowner, and Board Member at Homes of Hope...

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August 3rd-- West Greenville Block Party

August 3rd, 2014 is Homes of Hope's annual Block Party in West Greenville....

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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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Guest Blog: "It's not just about houses, it's about lives."

Volunteer Guest Blog: From the moment that I visited Homes of Hope's website I began to see the mission, vision, and impact that Homes of Hope was making in the lives of the community. Immediately I wanted to learn more....

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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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Dreaming New Dreams at Christmas

As we review the year we leave behind we celebrate great joys and we’re thankful for your involvement, whether through finances, prayer, or volunteer support. As we move forward into 2014, we anticipate great potential in people and in neighborhoods- but we need your help. ...

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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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Help Families in Need: Hiring Client Development Assistant

Homes of Hope is hiring a part-time Client Development Assistant to work with affordable housing clients in Greenville, SC....

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Dedication of Gideon's House - A Home for Men Overcoming Addictions

Gideon's House took some work to become the home it is today. Due to the countless hours and resources of volunteers, funders, and our Men's Development interns, Gideon’s House has become a haven for our men overcoming addictions as they commit a year to our job training and mentoring program. Join us as we celebrate this special home!...

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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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Homes of Hope Hires Resource Development Director

Homes of Hope Hires David Peebles as Resource Development Director....

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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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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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Today It's Not the Same; It's better.

Hi, my name is Steve. I’ve been on drugs in one form or another most my life. Just before I came to Homes of Hope I smoked marijuana and crystal meth. I was a real mess- I had just come off of a meth binge that lasted 3 or 4 months. Prior to that I had saved up more money than I’ve ever had my life and blew it all on drugs. I went from 170 pounds down do 110 po...

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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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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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As Autumn Approaches at Chicora Crest...

As Fall crisply announces its arrival in Greenville we’ve begun to experience the inevitable change in weather and foliage. For some it is a welcomed arrival, for others Summer can’t last long enough. Before the beautiful flowers of Spring and Summer fade we wanted to capture the gardens of some of our residents at Chicora Crest, our development in the Haynie-S...

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What's New? Maximizing Job Training for Men Overcoming Addictions

There are a lot of changes happening at Homes of Hope and today’s blog is about one we are particularly excited about. Since our beginning, we have welcomed 272 men into a yearlong residential job training and mentoring internship as they seek the opportunity to move past addiction and into sustainable life change. In the process they have been discipled by our Men&r...

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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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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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Does Greenville Need a Homeless Court?

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Greenville’s downtown, then it should be no surprise to you that our community has a large homeless population. Often times many of us are enjoying the parks, restaurants, and other sights of the downtown that draw visitors from across the country, while a few streets away hundreds in the homeless community are eating a fre...

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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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From Squalor to Safety: Affordable Housing Rehab Repairs

Perhaps a lesser-known element of our dedication to safe and affordable housing is our Owner  Occupied Repair (OOR) program. Grants enable us to provide up to $20,000 in emergency repairs to extremely low-income homeowners. These repairs come at no cost to the family as long as they, or their immediate family, remain owners of the home for twenty years. For familie...

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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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My Name is Gary and I'm Never Going Back

Last night we celebrated the Homes of Hope Graduation of our intern, Gary. Gary was one of the older men in our program and was known to be the “grumpy old man” with a heart of gold. An expert painter, he provided valuable mentorship to many of the other men in the program as they completed various painting projects on our housing. After a year with us, Gary ha...

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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? 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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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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