OUR MISSION AND VISION
New Hope Housing’s core purpose is to provide life-stabilizing, affordable, permanent housing with support services for people who live on very limited incomes. Our vision is to be an enduring institution serving Houston’s most vulnerable citizens.
In 1993, the plight of the homeless and near homeless was painfully clear to the People of Christ Church Cathedral-Episcopal. They did not need a study to illuminate the problem. They only needed to walk from the Cathedral downtown to the parking lot across the street, where it was obvious. There were people without a decent place to live or who had no home at all. And so the Parishioners challenged the local community to do something about it.
They added a caveat to the Church’s fundraising efforts. For every $1 raised to restore the historic Cathedral, $1 was raised to invest in community solutions. Of these funds, $1.25 million was given to create New Hope Housing and to build the first 40 units of single room occupancy (SRO) rental housing in Houston. From inception, our focus has been on adults living alone on very modest incomes, and we have grown into Texas’ leading provider of SRO housing. In 2013, the Board of Directors made a decision to expand the scope of our services to assist homeless and at-risk families. After 25 years of serving individuals, New Hope’s mission of SRO housing changed to include vulnerable families and their children.
Our first family supportive housing community opened in 2018. Reed is located in central southwest Houston off of Highway 288 and Reed Road.
Today, New Hope Housing is an award-winning, debt-free organization. We help build lives through nearly 1,200 units of beautiful, safe housing, available at an affordable rental rate in eight locations throughout Houston.
We connect people with a range of supportive services that provide the tools to create a stable life filled with hope.