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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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Solving Three Problems with One Solution

LoCAL Housing is our new initiative to tackle three pressing problems affecting poverty level families....

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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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Gideon's House: A New Home for Men Overcoming Addictions

As a developer of affordable housing in Upstate South Carolina, most understand that we build homes for those in need. For fourteen years our organization has evolved from rehabbing mobile homes, to branching out to new construction, to now producing highly energy efficient LoCAL Homes for the extremely poor. Because housing development is a paramount part of our mission, ...

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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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