- Five new homes built since Project HOPE started

- 2,500 hours of “sweat equity” provided by the homeowners


One percent of the U.S. population will experience homelessness this year.

Research has shown that decent housing improves health, increases children's educational achievement and strengthens community ties. Home-ownership benefits not just the individuals but also entire neighborhoods by increasing property values and instilling pride in a community. Housing is a powerful motor in the economy, creating work for individuals and businesses, and tax revenue for government services. 

Project HOPE (Home Ownership Planning Endeavor) is a collaborative program involving We Care Community Services, the Rhea County Council of Community Services and the Southeast Tennessee Development District. Project HOPE helps “working poor” families in Rhea County buy their own home. Sometimes they are in limbo—unqualified for other housing support and not able to afford the traditional mortgage and start-up costs that go with buying a home.

Project Hope provides no-down payment, low-interest mortgages. In return, the families put in at least 500 hours of "sweat equity" toward construction of their home.

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For more information about We Care Housing Programs, call 423-775-6595 or contact us!