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HOMES OF HOPE INC

Build. Develop. Connect

Greenville, SC   |  www.homesofhope.org

Mission

Homes of Hope opens doors for economic mobility through housing, economic and workforce development.

Ruling year info

1999

President/CEO

Don Oglesby

Main address

3 Dunean St

Greenville, SC 29611 USA

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EIN

57-1069688

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Employment Training (J22)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homes of Hope began in 1998 when we discovered a need for safe, affordable and energy-efficient housing options for those in our community earning a low-to-moderate income. The gap between minimum wage and fair market rent has escalated through the years, and that need has only intensified. We provide market-value rentals at a below-market rate, offering families an opportunity to escape survival mode, catch their breath and make steps towards economic mobility. Our Men’s Workforce Development program is a voluntary, one-year residential program where men overcoming addictions can pursue revolutionary change through biblical-based discipleship, life skills and construction-related job training. We ensure that each man in our program is fully equipped upon graduation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Affordable Housing

Our goal is to provide safe, affordable, and energy-efficient housing for low-to-moderate income families or individuals. Families and individuals without a safe place to call home lack an essential element that must exist. Through our four housing strategies, we aim to meet the housing needs of South Carolina families.

Four Housing Strategies:
Affordable Rental Housing
Home Ownership
LoCAL Housing
Housing Solution for Homeless Service Providers

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Our Men’s Development program is a voluntary one-year residential job training and mentoring program for men overcoming drug and alcohol addictions. Through biblical based discipleship, life skills training, and construction-related job training, men receive the ingredients necessary to start a new life.

It is the goal that each man graduates with the Four Pillars of Success:
1) Education Improvement
2) Affordable and reliable transportation
3) Marketability and employment
4) Affordable Housing

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Substance abusers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of houses built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Affordable Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

When our organization began, we rehabilitated mobile homes and moved into new development of single family homes in 2001. This number includes both.

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Homeless people, Substance abusers

Related Program

Workforce Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Affordable Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We strive for generational change and know that safe, stable, affordable housing has been linked to positive outcomes for children.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Homes of Hope rebuilds communities and individual lives through housing, economic development, and job training. We aim to see our housing clients operating on the 3 B's of financial wellness (budgeting, banking, and building savings) and to see the graduates of our Men's Development program equipped with better education, affordable and reliable transportation, affordable and energy-efficient housing, and stable employment. Our goals revolve around facilitating true life change in our clients' lives so our positive impacts are long-term and sustainable.

We use four main strategies in developing affordable housing:
1) Affordable Rental Housing: affordable and energy efficient rental housing allows families time to breathe and escape survival mode.
2) Home Ownership: some families are over-income for other housing programs, but still can't afford market-rate homeownership. We fill that gap.
3) LoCAL Housing: families living at poverty-level have very few good housing options; our LoCAL housing program provides them with Long-term, Compact, Affordable, and LEED-standard homes.
4) Housing Solution for Homeless Service Providers: families transitioning from homeless services programs need a permanent housing solution and we partner with local organizations to help make home happen for people experiencing homelessness.

We aim to see men graduate our program with the following Four Pillars:
1) Affordable Housing
2) Education Improvement
3) Marketability & Living Wage Employment
4) Affordable and Reliable Transportation

We use partnerships with local colleges and employers to provide job and life skills to the men in our program and ensure these four pillars are met when they graduate.

In our 23 years of operation, we have developed strong partnerships and best practices for accomplishing our goals. Through our collaborations with other service providers in the Upstate, we are able to provide wrap-around services to our clients and identify vulnerable families who qualify for our programs. Our partnerships with the local technical college and electrical firms in the area have guaranteed employment above the self-sustaining wage for all our graduates of the Men's Development program in the last two years.
Homes of Hope also maintains a strong culture of constant improvement and learning, sending staff members to conferences and classes so we can better serve our clients and run an efficient and responsible program that meets our goals.

So far, we have developed 643 units of affordable rental housing in Upstate South Carolina and graduated 321 men from our Men's Development Program.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HOMES OF HOPE INC

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Annah Toates

Toates Law Firm


Board co-chair

Mario Brown

Affordable Upstate

Term: 2020 - 2024

Tim W. Revis

Total Quality Home Builders

Mario Brown

Affordable Upstate

James Jordon

JCC General Contractors

Travis Wharton

The Wharton Company

Jeremiah Dew

Dew Productions

Abbey Moore Keith

TOWN Magazine

Connie Williamson

RN- Retired

Charnise Mangle

SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

William DeKay

Retired Telecom Industry Entrepreneur

Shirley Gambrell

Neighborhood Representative

Connie Williamson

retired RN

Jack Jamison

Realtylink

Scott Kester

Route 2 Capital

Mary Swain

retired RN

Paul Gaeto

Retired

Byron Battle

Senior Pasteor Tabernacle Baptist Church

Tim Bickel

CSD Structural Engineers

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/17/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/17/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.