611 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hope Community has a 30-year history
of community connection in one of the most diverse and economically
challenged areas in Minneapolis, MN. We began as a place for people to
gather in community. Our original shelter and hospitality house was a
respite from the isolation and pain of homelessness. When drugs and
violence overwhelmed the neighborhood and others focused on the
negatives, Hope took a stand for community and children. Over the last
10 years, we designed and built the two-square block Hope Campus in a
neighborhood a mile south of downtown Minneapolis – a recognized model
of affordable residential place making. We built our reputation as we
built a living model, attracting investment and delivering on our
commitments. Hope now owns and operates a thriving multi-cultural
community in 112 low-income rental units.
The Hope Campus is a place where community is encouraged to happen
through the creation of relational environments.
Flower gardens offer beauty and a sense of respectful caring, brightly
colored playground equipment invites children to engage with one
another, and sidewalks wind from house to house, playground to garden,
picnic pavilion to indoor community and children’s rooms.
Building Sustainable Community
Relationships with area residents ground all our work. Our overriding
goal is to revitalize community for the long-term, as culturally
diverse, low-income residents develop roots and long-term stability.
Each year Hope staff create opportunities that involve hundreds of
youth and adults from many cultures. Hope's Community Listening
strategies have involved more than 1000 diverse adults and youth in
dialogues about their community. Hope tenants and people from
neighborhoods surrounding Hope participate in learning and leadership
opportunities, activities for children, youth and families, and
community and cultural events.|