From Housing Hope’s earliest days, Housing Hope rejected “band-aid” approaches to local affordable housing and homelessness problems. Instead, the agency has been a pioneer in creating real solutions for the low income families that come to us for help. Buoyed by a vision of a community where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable home, our founders committed to the concept of a Service Enriched Housing Continuum that supports families on their journeys to real independence. By helping vulnerable families address the social and personal issues that may have contributed to their housing issues, cycles of poverty and hopelessness end.
Housing Hope’s programs offer a full range of housing types—emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable rental apartments, as well as homeownership opportunities for low-income households. The Continuum is an effective and efficient method of helping families break the cycle of poverty. It recognizes that a family must have the basic need for safe shelter met before they can deal with other significant challenges. Conversely, providing only housing to people is not enough to significantly improve their chances for becoming successful members of the community. Only the combination of housing and supportive services gives these families the opportunity to become self-sufficient by building skills and resources for a better future.