Welcome to Builders of Hope
In northern Indiana Builders of Hope is bringing help and hope to low and income homeowners by putting volunteers to work repairing homes. Builders of Hope is a faith based not for profit committed to providing the entire community the opportunity to assist homeowners in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties who lack the means to make the needed repairs to their houses.
At Builders of Hope we work with any resident homeowner who qualifies financially, limited only by time, financial resources, and the volunteers to perform the work. In the past 9 years we have assisted more than 120 homeowners in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties. Work has ranged from making interior repairs to building handicap accessible ramps to re-shingling roofs.
In 2017 we are assisting more than 20 homeowners in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, using contractors paid by grant funds received from the Federal Home Loan bank of Indianapolis and matching volunteers with donor funds.
2017 - Restoring Hope
In 2017 Builders of Hope has been using Neighborhood Impact Program Grant funds to assist 18 homeowners in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties by replacing failing roofs, windows and doors, replacing failing HVAC systems and water heaters, and by making homes more accessible to those with limited mobility by replacing bath tubs with walk in showers. The grant funds enable us to pay contractors to work on the homes, thus multiplying the number of major repairs we can do. On some of the properties we will also use volunteers to assist in the work and to perform other work not covered by the grants.
In addition to the grant funded work, Builders of Hope is seeking to complete work on another 5 to 10 homes that do not qualify for grant assistance. That work will be done by use of donor funds.
Please visit our Projects Page to see pictures and stories of some of our previous work, including the home makeover done by volunteers from Granger Community Church Elkhart in 2015 and 2016.