Building Locally

Homes for HOPE is the building industry’s response to global poverty.


A Home for HOPE is a home built to fight global poverty.

To fight global poverty, a builder will identify a job to be a Homes for HOPE project. Trade partners, suppliers, and service providers choose to join the project by donating or discounting their time, talent, and resources, which maximizes the profit margin without compromising quality. Once the project is completed, the resulting donation is used to provide training, savings services, and loans to men and women living in poverty, gradually breaking the cycle of poverty.



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.


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.


Once the home is sold, the builder invites their families, trades, and 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.


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.

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Building Homes for HOPE gives builders the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of their teams, trade partners, and global communities.


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.


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.


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.


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.


One Home for HOPE has the potential to impact thousands of families living in poverty around the world?


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


The programs we support operate primarily by issuing small loans averaging $415 USD to help entrepreneurs start small businesses. Across our network, 97.5% of these loans are repaid, creating a continuing impact over time.


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.


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.


1. Who is Homes for HOPE?

Homes for HOPEis 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 a Homes for HOPE project work?

A builder will identify a job to be a Homes for HOPE project. Their trade partners, suppliers, and service providers choose to join the project by donating or discounting their time, talent, and resources, which maximizes the profit margin without compromising quality. The resulting profit is then donated to Homes for HOPE to fight global poverty.

3. How is the money used?

In partnership with HOPE International, this donation provides training, savings services, and loans to men and women living in poverty across 16 countries. One completed project can benefit thousands of families! The talented entrepreneurs HOPE serves use the capital to start or expand businesses while working hard to pay their loans back. As these loans are paid back, the money is sent back out as more loans creating an ever-growing impact. Across the world, these gifted entrepreneurs join solidarity groups which foster material, social, personal, and spiritual growth empowering them to create opportunity for themselves and others in their community. With a stable income, the families HOPE serves are better able to meet their essential needs long term, gradually breaking the cycle of poverty.

4. Where does Homes for HOPE operate?

Homes for HOPE works with builders across all of the United States and Canada. We support international development programs in more than 20 countries on 4 different continents.

5. Who can I reach out to with questions?

Homes for HOPE’s executive director, Matt Baehr, is eager to discuss any questions you might have! Feel free to email him at

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