Work continues on HOPE Village
Great progress is being made on the model tiny house for HOPE Village, according to officials with the House of Hope of the Pee Dee.
“The model house will allow the community to tour and get a feel for what our Tiny House guests will live in while the House of Hope serves them not only with housing, but meals, laundry service, counseling, classes and more on their road to transitioning into their own homes,” the House of Hope stated in a facebook post.
The HOPE Village project began last year with a goal of $125,000 to begin construction. The project is based on a similar program called Opportunity Village located in Easley.
In September of 2019, House of Hope officials said their plan was to build 23 tiny houses on its West Darlington Street campus in two phases. The first phase will be for women and children. The second phase will be for men, and men with their children.
Phase one includes 12 sponsored houses that would provide temporary, dignified, transitional housing to women and children. Each house is equipped with a full bath, double/single bunk bed and a pull-out couch. Dorm style refrigerator, microwave and sink complete the small kitchen area.
Phase two will be on an as-needed basis.
“This long-term, 12-18 month, transitional shelter will offer women, men and families the chance to get the help they need to find permanent employment and move into homes of their own,” the release stated.
House of Hope officials said they are grateful for the many individuals and groups sharing the skills of their professions to transform the model tiny home.
Among those laboring on this project are Lee Knight and Helping Hands ministries, Kevin Lee, Eddie Pettit, Josh Davidson, and Richard Miller with City Plumbing.