HOUSING FOR NEW HOPE
The idea of Housing for New Hope grew from the experiences of founder and executive director Terry Allebaugh while directing the Community Shelter for H.O.P.E., an emergency shelter for the homeless, from 1988-92. (This shelter is now a part of the Urban Ministries of Durham.) Many men would exit the shelter for other housing but would often soon return because they lacked the necessary support, services, and affordable housing options to make their housing permanent. The Phoenix House, a transitional housing facility for single homeless men, opens to respond to the need for next-step type programming. Housing for New Hope is established to govern the Phoenix House and work on other transitional and permanent housing options for the homeless.
The Dove House opens, offering transitional housing and a structured program of support for single women who are homeless.
Housing for New Hope sees a lack of affordable permanent housing available for men and women completing the transitional housing programs. Housing for New Hope partners with a for-profit and a nonprofit developer to create and operate Sherwood Park Apartments, a 70-unit complex that includes 20 units for people who are homeless.
Presbyterian Urban Ministry becomes part of Housing for New Hope. For over 20 years, PUM provided financial and emotional support to low income families with children, disabled adults, and seniors, who were in danger of losing their housing. As the long-time director, Mary Banner leaves to meet some family needs, and the ministry needs some framework to continue its valuable work. Housing for New Hope brings the program into its fold. Housing for New Hope sees the emergency assistance provided through the ministry as part of homeless prevention work, and an important component in a comprehensive community response.
Housing for New Hope begins contracting with the Durham Center to operate the PATH (Projects Assisting Transitions from Homelessness) program. The PATH team outreaches and engages with the chronically homeless with mental illness who are living mostly unsheltered in Durham. The PATH team brings them into ongoing services and housing.
New Directions for Downtown, a nonprofit housing development organization, merges into Housing for New Hope. Long-time founder and director, Jack Preiss, retires, and serves as a consultant to guide Housing for New Hope in developing permanent supportive housing for people who are homeless with a disabling condition. Housing for New Hope assumes ownership of Andover Apartments, which provides permanent affordable housing for 10 people who are homeless.
Ten more units are completed at Andover Apartments.
The State of North Carolina initiates a pilot project for three housing support teams around the state to re-house the chronically homeless. Housing for New Hope is selected to operate one of the teams and the Housing Support Team begins serving people who are homeless and also high-end users of publicly funded systems. The Team utilizes a Housing First/Housing Plus model to meet the challenges of serving a group that often comprises around 10 percent of the homeless population but utilizes 50 percent of the total public dollars spent on the homeless.
At the request of Orange/Person/Chatham (OPC) Area Program and the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services, Housing for New Hope expands its PATH outreach and engagement program to Orange County.
With support from the Mental Health Trust fund, Housing for New Hope expands its Housing Support Team into Orange County.
With seed funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, Housing for New Hope establishes a Community Support Team to meet the ongoing psychiatric and clinical needs of the chronically homeless. With additional support from the Durham Center, the Team evolves into the Assertive Engagement Team serving the uninsured homeless with mental illness.
The Re-Housing Team (formerly the Housing Support Team) receives three-year funding through the Economic Recovery Act to assist homeless families and individuals in Durham and Orange Counties to obtain and maintain a home. The program is a partnership with Durham and Orange Departments of Social Services, Urban Ministries of Durham, and Inter-Faith Council for Social Services.
Williams Square Apartments open, providing 24 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with a disabling condition. The site also houses a 2,500 square foot community center where ongoing services and activities for the tenants are provided.
Housing for New Hope obtains funding support from the City of Durham and Self-Help to develop and operate ten units of workforce housing in northwest Durham.
Housing for New Hope is awarded $100,000 from Stewards Fund for it's collaboration with community partners, including Urban Ministries of Durham, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Genesis Home, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, and the City of Durham Department of Social Services.
Housing for New Hope celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
Cole Mill Place Apartments, Housing for New Hope's Workforce Housing, opens.
Building on the success of the Rapid Rehousing pilot project, Rapid Rehousing launches with and surpasses the goal of rehousing 45 families and 35 individuals.
Founder Terry Allebaugh passes the torch to new leadership.
Housing for New Hope is a co-founder of the formalized Durham Collaborative to End Family Homelessness, which includes Durham's Partnership for Children, Families Moving Forward, and Urban Ministries of Durham. The collaborative also partners with the NC Coalition to End Homelessness and Durham Housing Authority.
Newly renovated Holloway Place (formerly Dove House) opens, offering an additional workforce property for women.