Statement on the Coronavirus

March 17, 2020


At Housing for New Hope, the safety and well-being of our residents and staff are our number one priority. In response to the Coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, we have implemented a number of protocols and precautionary measures at our communities.  

Effective today, all common spaces, including community rooms and public restrooms, will be closed to residents, visitors and clients. These areas will remain closed until further notice. Public areas, such as stairwells and laundry rooms, will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

During this time, our staff will be reaching out to residents in our supportive housing programs with increased frequency to answer questions and to provide support and information on available resources.

We are also taking additional steps, including the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps, to protect and support our staff.

While these measures are in place, staff is available to assist residents and clients and can be reached by contacting 919-489-6282 or info@housingfornewhope.org.



As the government implements new measures to contain the virus and businesses close or change their hours, many of our residents and clients will be impacted, affecting their ability to purchase food and basic necessities. To assist them, we are providing gift cards and other assistance as needed.

If you would like to help an individual or family in need, please donate today and provide our neighbors with home and hope.

Donate here.

Non-Profit Housing for New Hope Helps Durham
Women Celebrate Christmas in New Home

Durham, N.C. (Dec. 17, 2019) – On Holloway Street near downtown Durham, Lisa, Sandra and Brittney are getting ready to celebrate their first Christmas in a home where they have their own bedrooms, a large kitchen and plenty of space for movie night. In October, the three women moved into Housing for New Hope’s (HNH) latest affordable housing property, Holloway Place.

“Even with a steady income, many of our neighbors here in Durham are unable to find affordable housing,” says Russell Pierce, HNH’s executive director. “At HNH we believe all of our neighbors deserve a safe, affordable place to call home. Through properties like Holloway Place, we are able to provide individuals with affordable housing that is conveniently located to their jobs, shopping and transportation.”

Learn more about Holloway Place.

Donations furnish homes for new residents

This year, HNH has connected more than 600 individuals and families to housing and supportive services. Moving into a new home, however, is just the first step. To help individuals and families furnish their homes, HNH has launched its Hearts to Home program.


Donors are invited to purchase kits to furnish homes for new residents. A child’s room kit, for example is $40 and provides a twin bedsheet, comforter and night light. The kitchen kit ($125) includes everything from dish soap and sponges to dishes, forks and knives.

Donors are welcome to make cash or in-kind donations. A complete list of room-specific kits can be found here.

Through the end of February, all new or increased donations made to HNH will be doubled as part of the annual Steward Fund Campaign. Donations can be made here.


HNH programs ensure affordable housing for individuals and families

More than 600 individuals and families have moved from homelessness to housing through HNH’s Street Outreach and Rapid Re-Housing programs, which is designed to help individuals and families exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. HNH also owns and operates four affordable housing properties, which includes supportive and workforce housing.

To learn more about HNH, visit housingfornewhope.org.