Homes with Hope clients occupy five apartments in the new development at 80 Fair Street, Norwalk. In a model partnership with the owners, New Neighborhoods, Inc., Homes with Hope has added five Permanent Supportive Housing apartments into the affordable housing complex. The five year history of the collaboration has proven to be a remarkable success.
In July 2009 Interfaith Housing Association announced it would be doing business as Homes with Hope. The organization changed its name to Homes with Hope to better reflect the fullness of our mission. We are the same organization, but believe the new name better communicates our focus on the permanent supportive housing goals of our […]
Purchase in 2004, it took until 2009 to gain approvals for and rebuild this property at 10 West End Avenue into six beautiful units of Permanent Supportive Housing.
Our jobs training program began with the inspiration of work being done around the country. PRIDE began as a three week program to help clients traverse successfully the interview process. It remains very helpful to those who take part in it, though it has become a more individualized instruction program, accommodating the individual needs of […]
In 1998, we began the process of purchasing three multi-family residences to begin the program which has become the focal point of our mission: Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). With a Capital Campaign and support from HUD, we were able to purchase the eight units at 90-98 Saugatuck Avenue and begin to build our PSH inventory.
This program, founded as the Women’s Interfaith network (WIN), was initiated to help the growing number of women in our programs. It continues to match mentors and mentees in informal, but very helpful arrangements. Interestingly, over the years, we hear of the assistance that the mentees receive from the program, but we also hear of […]
In the early ‘90’s the Federal Government gave the Town of Westport a row of affordable housing units on Wassell Lane. Three of these were designated to provide shelter for families and IHA took over administration of what we named the Bacharach Community in honor of our early guiding light, Jim Bacharach. Shortly following this […]
The men’s shelter was at the Vigilant Firehouse until the Spring of 1989 when it relocated across the river to an old maintenance shed owned by the Town of Westport. The new facility was named the Gillespie Center in honor of Jim Gillespie, IHA’s Board President who had been killed in a traffic accident while […]
The men’s emergency shelter opened on Christmas Eve, 1984 with ten beds on the second floor of the Vigilant Firehouse.
Mrs. Linxweiler bequeathed her Post Road home to the Town of Westport in 1981. In 1983, Interfaith Housing Association suggested using it as a half-way house for five single male recovering alcoholics. It was used for that purpose until 2007 when it was repurposed as an emergency shelter for two families. It remains part of […]