If any of my blog followers are looking for a year-end giving opportunity, here is one. Trinity New Hope affordable housing is in the middle of a statewide online financial campaign (Avenues for Hope) for various nonprofits that are addressing affordable housing and homelessness. You can give by following this LINK. Read on to learn about our history and goals for the 2020 campaign.
On April 30, 2015 Trinity New Hope acquired 16 3-bedroom 2-bathroom single-family homes built in the mid-1990’s with the goal to provide clean and affordable housing for families in Nampa, Idaho. The Board of Directors wanted to provide help and hope for those in need by offering safe, clean homes in which to live and by being willing to take chances on prospective residents who may have faced job, health, and housing challenges, including homelessness.
In the past five years, Trinity New Hope, Inc. has been run by a dedicated volunteer board of directors, a part-time property manager, and a part-time maintenance staff member. As a team, Trinity New Hope, Inc. has provided resources for our residents and has diligently raised funds and reinvested into property improvements. Since Trinity New Hope, Inc. acquired these homes, we have been able to replace all roofs, gutters, windows, and siding. We have remodeled the majority of the interiors. Landscaping has been improved, a new playground has been added, and a pergola built. Thanks to donors who gave during past Avenues for Hope campaigns, we have resurfaced most of the bathtubs, replaced HVAC systems, professionally cleaned the duct work in every unit, and replaced refrigerators, stoves, and carpet in several homes. We have tried to be good stewards of these homes and have made great progress in improving them for our residents.
Despite making so many physical improvements to the properties, we are most proud of the differences we have made in the lives of our residents. In the past five years, we have been able to help 20 families move from homelessness into a single-family home. We have provided emergency rental assistance to 3 families for two months each due to short-term financial hardships. We have donated appliances and furniture to 10 families. We have given cleaning supplies and shared holiday gifts with nearly 50 families.
At Trinity New Hope, we are proud to provide high-quality affordable housing and to be able to make a difference in the lives of our residents. This year our goal is to raise $20,000 (with at least 108 unique donors) to help improve our homes and to build a new maintenance shed.