Homes of Hope Works!
How it works: Homes for the poor are built and funded by teams of volunteers offering their time and labor. Each house build takes 2-3 days. Some groups also choose to bless the families with furniture or shopping trip.
Who can build a Home of Hope? Participation in Homes of Hope is open to anyone who desires to serve the poor and needy in the area of housing. Youth With A Mission San Diego/Baja (Homes of Hope’s host organization) believes that everyone has the right to the 5 basics of life: food, water, shelter, health care, and clothing.
How are the families selected? Each family is selected on the criteria of need only and without discrimination of any kind. Key factors considered are: income, family size, present living conditions, and if the family has the title or rights to the land the house will be built upon. To obtain a Home of Hope families must go through an extensive application process. Once approved, they are required to prepare the home site for the new foundation, tear down their old structures, and work together with the visiting team on the building days. Homes of Hope is not primarily a house-building organization, it’s a people-building movement. We build homes for the poor because it changes people’s lives.
Details: YWAM San Diego/Baja is an independent 501-c3 nonprofit. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international, interdenominational Christian missions movement launched in 1960 by Loren Cunningham. To learn more about Homes of Hope’s global housing mission to impoverished families, please visit www.YWAMHomesOfHope.org.