TENANTS

Tenants will experience rents adjusted to incomes, a responsive landlord, as well as spiritual and vocational support. Tenants are currently selected through relationships the parent charity has with partner organizations in the community.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Good Neighbors & Co.’s parent nonprofit, Building Hope in the City (BHITC), offers the following initiatives and programs in Clark-Fulton and Stockyards:

Neighbor Leadership Training

Are you a person of faith who lives in Clark-Fulton and Stockyards and wants to see your block or community thrive?  Through RallyCLEBHITC provides guidance and training on how to lead your community well. Learn more about our next gathering or course by contacting Anthony Giambroni at 216-281-4673 or anthony@buildinghopeinthecity.org.

Residents work collaboratively with BHITC for RallyCLE, a neighborhood improvement project day.

Out-of-School Enrichment Program

BHITC partners with West Side Community House and The Halle School of Inquiry (formerly H. Barbara Booker Elementary), an elementary school located in Stockyards, starting in the fall of 2019.  If you’re interested in volunteering with BHITC at the school to provide educational and literacy enrichment to these amazing students, please contact Corrie Purdum at 216-281-4673 or corrie@buildinghopeinthecity.org. 

English Classes, Citizenship Assistance and Immigration Services

BHITC operates a drop-in community center on the west side of Cleveland for refugees and immigrants who need assistance learning English or preparing for citizenship.  The organization also provide access to a low-cost immigration attorney by appointment only.  To learn more about the center, call (216) 241-9400 or visit The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants here: buildinghopeinthecity.org/cleveland/the-hope-center 

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers to support these efforts are always needed. Volunteer opportunities include things like:

TEAMS…

from local churches or businesses – to work on housing renovation projects.

INDIVIDUALS…

to assist with education enrichment programs.

Learn more here about BHITC’s volunteer opportunities, including how to join a work team on the renovation of our next rehab in Clark-Fulton and Stockyards. 

EXPLORE OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PARTNERS

Collaborative partnerships with other organizations in the Clark/Fulton and Stockyards neighborhoods with similar objectives only strengthen each other’s impact. Existing housing and community development partnerships include:

Scranton Road Ministries C.D.C.
Sixteen years in holistic community-based economic development, legal services and workforce development for youth and families on the near west side.
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Family Ministry Center
Seven years in providing a place and people for refuge through intentional Christian community living in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood.
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Community Service Alliance
Thirteen years in providing rehabilitated, affordable, independent housing and support, including employment, for those emerging from homelessness.
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Cuyahoga Land Bank
10 years of strategically acquiring properties and returning them to productive use as a means of improving the quality of life for county residents. 
Visit online.

Metro West Development Corp
Assists in facilitating collaborations between residents, stakeholders and community partners, supporting neighborhood-based initiatives that improve the quality of life for everyone in the Stockyards, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods of Cleveland Ohio.

 

“Building Hope in the City has become a great friend and partner in the work my office is seeking to accomplish to better the communities of Ward 14. In addition to their significant initiative to restore our housing stock, stabilize residents, and develop relationships, perhaps what I appreciate most is their collaborative spirit towards other stakeholders within the community. They know they need others to accomplish this work and that’s why I am glad to labor alongside of them.”

—Jasmin Santana, Councilwoman, Ward 14

“I’m thankful for Building Hope in the City’s vision to restore blighted properties and contribute in other meaningful ways to our community. MetroWest Community Development Corporation has had great experiences working with Building Hope, and we look forward to more opportunities to do so in the future!” 

—Ricardo León, Managing Director of Metro West Community Dev. Corp.

“Building Hope in the City has become a fantastic partner. Undergirded by the Gospel message to serve others, Building Hope in the City seeks to restore blighted properties in the Clark-Fulton and Stockyards neighborhoods. As a nonprofit, it has taken advantage of our program to acquire and renovate homes for a dollar and so far, has performed tremendous work with those homes. We’re glad to be working with a faith-based organization that has a heart for helping people escape the cycle of poverty through housing options and in so doing, stabilizing neighborhoods.”

—Gus Frangos, Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corp. (Land Bank)