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There are always new projects, updates and stories to share, please check this page often to see the latest updates from House of Hope.

House of Hope Harvest Event 2016

Harvest of Hope 2017!

The Harvest of Hope Event was held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at our new building at 98 Smith Street, Lowell, MA.  All proceeds from our Harvest events go directly to family homelessness services delivered by House of Hope & House of Hope Housing. Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate our 31st year serving the community!

House of Hope opens a new Shelter location on Fletcher Street

The newest House of Hope property, formerly known as the Merrimack River Valley House, has been in service to the community since 1864. This landmark building, located at 520 Fletcher Street in Lowell, will provide 30 homeless families with temporary housing and services to help them through a time of terrible crisis. We are extremely grateful to the community of Lowell as supporters and welcoming neighbors who helped to make this vision a reality. Renovations will begin later this year.

Smith Street Project Slated for 2017

The latest housing development project for House of Hope Housing is both renovation and new construction on a property located on Smith Street in Lowell.  The former “Horn Home for the Aged”, another building that has served the community for more than 100 years, will become the new home for 16 homeless families.  The main house, built in 1851, will see its facade reconditioned with a newly constructed addition in the rear.  There will also be an apartment for a building manager.

Family Story: Donna Finds Hope

Battling a history of substance abuse, Donna relied on House of Hope’s nurturing professionals long after her stay at House of Hope had ended. Donna received recovery support and other help as she completed her RN degree and focused on surrounding herself with healthy relationships.

READ Donna’s full story and other family stories.

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Report Released

JCHS recently published “Building on Success: Strengthening Provider Capability to Provide Permanent Supportive Housing,” of which HOH was one of the survey participants.

READ the report.