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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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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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