Hope Through Housing employs a Theory of Change in its approach to community improvement.

The Theory of Change Model first identifies:


These conditions are proven to occur more often in low income communities. These can include:

  • Children failing in school
  • High crime rate
  • Failing health in senior communities
  • High Unemployment
  • Low-skills attainment
  • Households suffering from critical financial constraints

Hope Through Housing works to reverse these conditions and reduce negative effects on future generations.


Hope Through Housing with National CORE intervene on these conditions with program that mitigate the negative impacts. While National CORE focuses on improving the physical structures such as the homes where people live, Hope Through Housing directs its mission at improving the outcomes and opportunities of the people living in those homes and outlying community.

  • Preschool
  • After school programs
  • Senior wellness
  • Quality homes
  • Connect to resources that supplement income
  • Skills assessment
  • Job Coaching
  • Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Financial Coaching
  • Budgeting
  • Daily Expense Tracking
  • Credit Counseling


The trends that occur as a result of the "activities" include a rise in overall quality of life for families and seniors as well as a downward trend of the factors that led to the poor community conditions.

  • Better social and economic conditions
  • Improved academic performance
  • Greater access to health senior resources

Results from implementing an FOC in Montclair:

  • Improved confidence when interviewing with potential employers
  • Ability to make informed financial decisions
  • Reduced debt burdens
  • Access to low-cost financial services
  • Access to down-payment assistance programs for home purchasing


The overall goal is long-term community improvement that can be measured.

The goal of Family Opportunity Centers is to help families decrease dependence on public subsidies and develop a self-sufficient lifestyle.

Hope is having an impactTheory of Change Model

Theory of Change Model
Through a systematic approach, Hope programs have a measurable impact.
• Theory of Change Model Adobe PDF


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