March 2017: The Baker-Polito Administration announced awards for supportive housing and House of Hope Housing received funding to develop its Smith Street property in Lowell, which will provide permanent housing for 17 families. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Undersecretary Chrystal Kornegay presented the commitment letter to the HOH Administrative Team, Deb Chausse, June Messina, and Jennifer Sharkey.

For more information, go to the Governor of Massachusetts’ website.

April 2016: House of Hope is grateful to TRINITY Ambulance for providing front line staff with an informative and engaging 2 hour in-service on recognizing drug use and overdose and the use of Narcan. We hope to never need to use it but we always want to be prepared for any situation in order to keep our community safe. Thank you TRINITY!

March 2016: House of Hope joyfully announces that the Baker/Polito administration and the Department of Housing and Community Development have selected HOH as one of the recipients of the 2016 HPSTF Funding round. HOH is utilizing these funds to purchase and preserve this historic property on Fletcher Street which was formerly the Merrimack River Valley House. The new HOH property to serve 30 homeless families. This morning, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito met HOH’s Executive Director Deb Chausse. We thank the neighborhood for welcoming us with open arms and we look forward to being a good neighbor!

For more information, go to the Office of Housing and Economic Development website

December 2015: Yes we can—we’ve got a new Cargo Van! The HOH Maintenance Team can now perform maintenance at each of our property locations with all of their tools—rain or shine.  From snow blowers to lawn mowers, this van stores and moves everything we need.  A supersized “Thanks” to Andrew and Keri Boyle and Boyle Transportation.

October 2015: This year’s Harvest of Hope Benefit was a record-setting fundraiser with $75,000 raised for HOH Shelters and HOH Housing.  We also recognized outgoing HOH president Laurie Gould (2012-2015) for all her energy and efforts in supporting the creation of House of Hope Housing.  Thankfully she will remain on the board of directors of HOH.  The fitting theme for this year’s event was “There’s No Place Like Home” from the Wizard of Oz.