At Hope through Housing, we believe that both people and place matter in achieving community-wide well-being. At the individual level, our goal is to see our residents thrive – by helping children perform well in school, families improve their financial situation and seniors age with dignity in their own home. These individual successes add up, bettering the community’s quality of life and enabling real change in neighborhoods of poverty, crime, blight and isolation.
Targeting low-income individuals, families and seniors at 30 to 80 percent of the Area Median Income, our programs include on-site preschools, after-school programming, financial education, debt reduction and repair, a pathway to homeownership, senior wellness and case management.
HOPE IN ACTION
58 of 86 residents school-age children attend the after-school program at Impressions at Valley Center in Victorville, CA, – a remarkable ratio in a community where 23 percent of adults don’t have a high school diploma and one in four live in poverty.
Since opening its Family Opportunity Center at Alta Vista in East Los Angeles, 50 percent of participants have achieved their goal of a new job or starting their own business, while 80 percent have opened bank accounts.
At the Cathedral Palms Senior Apartments in California’s Coachella Valley, nearly 9 in 10 residents – or 250 altogether – participate in Hope through Housing’s monthly food distribution program.
These are but a few examples of how Hope through Housing is breaking the cycle of despair that leaves nearly 15 percent of Americans living in poverty and millions of senior citizens alone, hungry and with nowhere to turn.