House of Hope CDC
Homelessness can happen to anyone. All it takes is a catastrophic illness, a loss of income, or a myriad of other unforeseen events. Today there are over 4,000 homeless Rhode Islanders, many who you may recognize as friends, family, or neighbors.
House of Hope Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 in Warwick, Rhode Island, with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in the state. We do this in two basic ways: providing affordable housing and by counseling homeless persons to help them overcome the various causes of their homelessness.
Our philosophy is built on the foundation that everyone deserves housing and has unique potential to be successful. From that foundation, we are reducing the impact of homelessness on individuals, families, and the community by working with clients to regain their independence, access and maintain stable housing, and overcome the crushing experience of homelessness.
We own/manage 19 Properties, which include 116 shelter beds; 38 units of permanent supportive housing; 6 home ownerships for mid- to low-income buyers; 2 offices; 1 social venture Boutique and supported employment program; a social services drop-in; and 2 properties currently in development. In addition, we manage 53 units of supportive rental housing for the chronically homeless through the State Rental Voucher Program in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of RI’s ACCESS-RI program.
Thank you for 25 great years!
Proud of our past, Focused on our future
House of Hope CDC’s first Ambassador of Hope
Governor Phillip Noel
Manny: “I was tired of living the streets and I knew I needed to turn my life around.”
Click here to see Manny’s story, featured in the National Council of State Housing Agencies’ newsletter
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