“What we’re doing here, we describe it sometimes as building power spaces and power places. The housing here is very impressive because it was an abandoned area, and there are very impressive, well designed buildings, but at the same time, we’re creating these power spaces where people can come together and help create the future of their neighborhoods. So it’s really the two of those things coming together that creates what Hope Community is.”
Hope has lasted through neighborhood devastation and disinvestment, believed in possibility, and created a working model for change.
Hope Community Garden. Photo: Bruce Silcox
Real Estate Development and Community Spaces
Hope Community exists today because we saw opportunity where others had given up. Hope’s development and renovation of affordable housing and related public spaces lift up our revitalization principles. More
Buildings alone do not make community. People must build a community. Hundreds of people each year are involved in youth and family activities, leadership and organizing, art and community projects, learning opportunities and community and cultural events.Our goal is to impact the larger community, so opportunities are not limited to Hope’s tenants. More