Building Locally

Homes for HOPE is the builders pathway to fighting poverty globally.

Building Locally

Homes for HOPE is the builders pathway to fighting poverty globally.

WHAT IS A HOME FOR HOPE?

A Home for Hope is a home built for the purpose of fighting global poverty.

To build a Home for Hope, the builder of the home, along with their trades, suppliers, & subcontractors, join together to donate as much of the cost of the home as they can, maximizing the profit of the home. Once the home is sold, the net proceeds are donated to Homes for Hope to help fight poverty around the world.

HOW IT WORKS

1. GROUNDBREAKING

The builder invites their families, trades, and the local media to a public groundbreaking ceremony – where they celebrate the beginning of the project and educate the public on the purpose of the home and global poverty.

2. CONSTRUCTION

After the groundbreaking, the Home for Hope is built on the contractor’s regular construction schedule, put on the market, and eventually sold to a home buyer.

3. RIBBON CUTTING

Once the home is sold, the builder invites their families, trades, and the local media to a public ribbon cutting ceremony – where they dedicate the home, honor their key supporters, and present a check to Homes for Hope to help fight poverty around the world.

IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT

If you’d like to learn about the process in even greater detail, simply click the button below to download our in-depth process brochure on how to build a Home for Hope.

Download Process Brochure (PDF)

If you’d like to learn about the process in even greater detail, simply click the button below to download our in-depth process brochure on how to build a Home for Hope.

LOCAL IMPACT

Building Homes for Hope gives builders the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of their own people, trade partners, and local community.

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Cultivates a Culture of Service

Building Homes for Hope can help overpower cultures of individualism and mistrust by bringing your people together with one common goal – serving the underserved.

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Promotes Greater Unity

Building Homes for Hope provides people of different companies, titles, and salaries with the opportunity to serve together, allowing them to connect in deeper, more meaningful ways.

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Renews the Purpose of Work

Building Homes for Hope empowers people to make a global impact while doing what they do best, and highlights the greater significance and value in the role they play.

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Provides Discipleship Opportunities

Building Homes for Hope gives builders a unique opportunity to share their faith with their employees and trades in a respectful, honorable, and culturally relevant way.

DID YOU KNOW?

One Home for Hope has the potential to impact over 1,000 families living in poverty around the world?

TEAM EFFORT

The team effort between the builder and their trade partners allows them to generate greater awareness and funding than they could alone.

THE IMPACT OF MICRO-FINANCE

The programs we support operate primarily by issuing small loans averaging $34.01 USD to help entrepreneurs start small businesses. Across our network, 98% of these loans are repaid, creating a continuing impact over time.

EXCHANGE RATES

The funds raised by Homes for Hope are utilized around the world, and the exchange rates between countries allows us to maximize our builder’s per-dollar impact.

BUILDER TESTIMONIALS

Read and watch some stories of builders who committed to building locally to fight poverty globally.

(Before Homes for Hope) building dreams meant to me – building houses, improving people’s lives in the United States. We knew about HOPE’s work overseas, but we had never had a first hand experience. We met with clients that started out with a dream of a business, they had their own ideas, they had their own passion, and we just empowered them to bring those ideas to life, and building dreams has a whole new meaning for me.

Mike Klaips

Sales Manager

It shows me that it’s not just a local community, but a global community that I’m selling homes for.

Bill Weeber

New Home Advisor

It’s such a personal way to make an impact yourself, more than just writing a check and sending it off to some nameless faceless charity – through your own work, helping others find dignity in their work.

Barbara Dibrito

Online Advisor

Homes for Hope is phenomenal, because it brings my employees closer to Christ. We’ve done a lot of volunteer work, but this gives people the chance to do something for themselves – people don’t appreciate things unless they earn it. It’s much better than anything we’ve volunteered for in the past.

Duffy Duffield

Trade Partner/Owner

Seeing it first hand, and seeing the difference these microloans make in their lives. Gives me a renewed sense of motivation and joy to do my job.

Ethan Weaver

Project Designer

It’s easy to just write a check and be done with it, but we needed something more than that. For us, we were able to take the mission of Homes for Hope and help people make a life change – not a one-time-thing – but something they would be able to carry on for generations.

Erin McCall

Lead Designer

Who else in the industry is building Homes for Hope?

Homes for Hope has been blessed to partner with some of the most successful, passionate, and generous builders in the industry, and we’d love to share them with you.

View a List of H4H Builders

COMMON FAQ

1. What is H4H?

Homes for Hope is a national 501(c)(3), charitable non-profit organization, based in Lancaster, PA and operating within the building industry to raise funds to help eradicate world poverty by supporting HOPE International and other like-minded groups.

2. How does H4H work?

Builders and their trade partners subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants donate profit and overhead towards the construction of a Home for Hope (charity home), creating net revenue for Homes for Hope.

3. Where does the money go?

The majority of the funds are then donated to HOPE International, a faith-based, non-profit microenterprise organization that seeks to break the cycle of poverty in some of the poorest countries in the world by providing hardworking entrepreneurs with access to capital to start or expand their own businesses.

4. How is the money used?

The vast majority of the funds are used to make small loans (micro loans), as little as $50, to poor entrepreneurs in developing nations. The loans are paid back with interest, typically within six months. With the loans, families build sustainable businesses that continue to generate income to meet their needs. Historically, 96 percent of all loans are paid back on time. The funds are then cycled into new loans to help more people break the cycle of poverty.

5. Where does H4H operate?

Homes for Hope currently operates in nine states across the country (see map). Additional locations are added as builders catch the vision and want to become involved with an H4H project.

6. Does H4H affiliate with local building industry associations?

Yes. When a new Homes for Hope project begins in an area of the country, Homes for Hope becomes a member of the local homebuilding association. Homes for Hope is currently a member of seven affiliates of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). See local listings on our website.

7. Who controls and manages H4H?

The day-to-day operations of Homes for Hope are managed by Jack Nulty Jack Nulty. H4H also has a national Board of Directors which meets quarterly to provide guidance and oversight for the operation and expansion of the organization.