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LoCAL Housing: What is it?

In a recent blog we discussed the vision for our newest housing venture, LoCAL. LoCAL Housing is our highly innovative solution to three persistent problems plaguing poverty-level families in the Upstate. What are the Problems? 1. No asset-building opportunities for poverty level families 2. High energy costs for poverty level families 3. Insufficient employment opport...

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LoCAL Housing: The Vision

Everyone loves a good redemption story. We love to see the under-dog win supreme and beat the odds. We glory in stories of people banding together for a common good, to root out evil, to achieve the thing that seemed impossible. These are the stories that make headlines and sell out box offices. What if we told you we know the Director who writes the best stories and is f...

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Home-ownership Opportunities in Taylors, SC

Our affordable homes in Taylors are part of our partnership development with Habitat for Humanity. These homes are part of the first mixed-income development in Greenville County. Check them out: http://www.eddykicker.com/idx/residential/1235175/details.html http://www.eddykicker.com/idx/residential/1235179/details.html 209 Kara Court Dedication ceremony with Habitat ...

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The Most Intelligent Question

Remember when you were little and stickers were currency and you got excited about things like a gold star on a chart? Those were the days when our confidence grew as we were rewarded for sharing, for expressing our interests, and for following the Golden Rule. As most of us know, those small lessons can reap real-life dividends as we translate what we learned in elemen...

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Callin' ALL artists! Birdhouse Masterpieces Await...

Homes of Hope is callin’ all artists! Can you take something usual and turn it into something spectacular? Do you like a challenge? Do you have a special affinity for birdhouses? From this to THIS! ———————————————————————&mdas...

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Revolutionizing our Communities through Financial Focus

New Years resolutions are a popular January discussion. Not surprisingly, the beginning of a new year is seen as a fresh start; it’s a chance to set goals (and stick to them!) At Homes of Hope we see value in setting goals. We set big picture goals for our ministry as a whole, as well as goals for each individual office. We evaluate our past accomplishments, while ta...

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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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Freely Received, Freely Given: Boxes of Love at Homes of Hope

As we prepare to sit down at our Thanksgiving meals, may we consider the many in our city who struggle to make it at this time of year. To address the issue of hunger and poverty this holiday season, we had the opportunity to participate in something new. Partnering with Greenville Connect‘s ‘Boxes of Love’ ministry, Homes of Hope had the special privileg...

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Partners for a Pergola: Enhancing community at Aleda Terrace

At Homes of Hope we understand that building community requires much more than building new homes. True community is characterized by sharing & fellowship. Joyful moments abound when we see our families exhibiting genuine community. It’s seen through front porch visits and looking out for one’s neighbor; it’s through residents uniting for a common cau...

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In case you ever needed a reason to golf... We've got one!

Golfers will tell you that there’s never a bad excuse for a day of golf. A sunny day, a rainy day, the fact that it’s Saturday, the fact that it’s a day ending in “y”, are all counted among logical reasons to grab the clubs. On October 25th, Homes of Hope added another reason to hit the links- our 7th Annual Golf Classic at The Cliffs at Keowe...

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