Our mission is to build strong families and healthy, safe neighborhoods through discipleship, community pride, and the development of quality affordable housing.
Builders of Hope had its beginnings as a housing initiative of Voice of Hope Ministries in West Dallas. In 1998, it became its own nonprofit organization (renamed Builders of Hope in 2002) committed exclusively to fighting poverty in Dallas through the development of affordable housing, providing much needed services for low-income homebuyers, workforce development, and fostering community pride in the neighborhoods we work.
BOH has since become one of Dallas' biggest developers of affordable housing in a city that is in desperate need of it, and work throughout West Dallas, Oak Cliff, Pleasant Grove and more. As a nationally recognized community development organization, we're striving to empower residents of the communities we serve in strategic ways.
American National Bank
City of Dallas
Communities Foundation of Texas
Rees Jones Foundation
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Texas Mezzanine Fund
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
The Boone Family Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
BCL of Texas
Center for Nonprofit Management
Concord Church Dallas
Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas Home Connection
Faith and Philanthropy Institute
North Texas Housing Coalition
Serve West Dallas
We strive to make West Dallas, Pleasant Grove, and Oak Cliff an affordable, attractive option for potential home buyers, as well as improve the living condition and value of existing homes. To accomplish this, our projects in this area include:
building new homes at affordable prices on vacant lots
demolishing and rehabbing vacant substandard houses
helping senior citizens to repair their homes
Partnering with the City of Dallas, Dallas County and lending partners, Builders of Hope is able to build and sell homes between $95,000 – $150,000.
The 3 and 4 bedroom / 2 bath homes are energy efficient with energy star appliances having modern construction and insulation practices. Homes built by Builders of Hope are not only pocketbook but environmentally friendly.
Finding and purchasing the right home at the right price can be a challenge. Families on a limited budget, in particular, face barriers such lack of downpayment, insufficient credit, and money management. To help potential homebuyers overcome these barriers and guide them toward making a well-informed investment, there are classes offered in, homeownership, budgeting, obtaining a home loan, home maintenance, and other financial literacy classes.
Builders of Hope combines two nationally recognized curricula (Men’s Fraternity and Jobs for Life) in a workforce readiness program affectionately known as Project REACH. Project REACH provides character and life skills development for young men aged 17-30 who seek to move beyond their once troubled past. The goal is to equip the young men with life skills that prepares them for success in the job market.
The program maintains open enrollment for individuals in targeted areas who are on probation. Project REACH in partnership with local churches matches young men with more established men from churches to help them navigate their personal, spiritual, and work life. Builders of Hope is constantly on the lookout for business men and church leaders who are willing to pour positively in the life of another young man.
A major part of maintaining a safe and healthy community involves drawing upon the energy, ideas, and experiences of the residents themselves. That is why we hold community meetings to help resolve various issues. Through our partnerships with residents, the police department, and other city agencies, these efforts are helping to reduce criminal activity in our area.