“To begin, we were just little. We were temporary shelter—an oasis. Sanctuary for women and kids who were homeless. And, we had the space, and the goal was just to provide some safety and community for people who were pretty isolated. And it was pretty dark times for them. Some people assume that the problems of the inner city can be solved by getting rid of the inner city people. And we had learned before that the people weren’t the problem, the people were the solution.”
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