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Hope Homes Foundation Receives Community Residential
Renovation Project Grant of $48,287.00

roofThe Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (ODDD) has awarded Hope Homes Foundation (HHF) a $48,287 grant to renovate and repair two homes in Canton, Ohio. These two homes have recently been occupied by eight individuals transitioning from an intermediate care facility to community and supported living residences managed by ResCare of Ohio.

These renovations will include replacement of nearly 20-year-old roofs, gutters, HVAC systems, and doors and window screens. In addition, through the ODDD’s waiver funds, bathroom renovations have been completed to assure accessibility to those individuals in wheelchairs. Specifically, the construction of walk-in showers replaced standard bathtubs.


2017 Maintenance and Repair Projects in Review

repairsSince July 2017, when Hope Homes transitioned from a service provider to a sole property management and housing corporation, a number of renovation and maintenance projects have been completed to assure that the homes are well maintained and accessible for our tenants;

  • The Hope Center at 2300 Call Road received a resurfacing in key areas of the parking lot to address safety and ease of passage concerns. Large and deep pot holes were filled and resurfaced.
  • A neighbor's tree at the Highland Home in Wooster OH was rotting. If left standing, it had the potential to cause damage to our home and its occupants. HHF advocated for the removal and shared in the cost with the neighbor to assure for a safe environment for all.
  • A home in Hudson OH, received a new drainage system to correct a water issue in the basement. The water was diverted away from the foundation and the basement walls were sealed and painted.
  • At the Hickory home in Akron OH, a new vinyl plank floor was installed in one of the resident’s bedrooms. This floor replaced thick carpet that made it difficult for the resident to maneuver her wheelchair in and out of her room.
  • In addition, the driveway received a new gravel spread-out to assure that vans, visitors and staff can easily enter and exit. The home and wood deck were also given a good pressure wash to remove the mold and grime built up over the years.


Three-Year Repair and Maintenance Projects 2017 through 2019

We have conducted a thorough assessment of each of our homes to identify any problem areas and developed a three-year repair and maintenance plan. This is a fluid document that will change as new projects are identified and others are completed. Each project is prioritized by need and safety concerns. The total projected budget is $268,500. It is our intention is to address these and other projects using funds from our savings, grants, and donations.


With your help, we can continue the most important mission of the Hope Homes Foundation ... to provide affordable and accessible homes to individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs. You can donate to this worthy cause by clicking here. If would like to volunteer, provide building supplies, or take tour of a client home, please contact me at pherrera@hopehomes.org or by calling the office at 330-686-5342.

Thank you,

Paul Herrera
Paul Herrera


Hope Homes Foundation. — 2300 Call Road, Stow OH 44224  — Phone: 330.686.5342  — Fax: 330.686.5347
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