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HOPE Matters Newsletter

November 2020

HOPE, Southport Development Complete Innovative Opportunity Zone Fund Transaction to Increase Housing in Mississippi Community, HBCU and Municipal Leaders Expand Development Toolkits during HOPE Community Leadership Institute, HOPE Transformational Deposits Highlighted in ‘Racial Justice Sourcing Report’ and more!


September 2020

Innovative Partnership Gives Alabama Black Belt Access to Capital for COVID Response Needs, Netflix’s Partnership with HOPE Provides Model for Investing in Black Communities, HOPE Featured in National Conversations to Inform Dialogue and more!


June 2020

A Paycheck Protection Loan Saves Graduation Day for New Orleans School, HOPE’s 2019 Impact Report Released, ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ Webinar Series Offers Innovative Approaches to Rebuilding Communities after Crises, Next City Article Profiles HOPE’s Impact during Times of Crisis and more!


March 2020

HOPE’s Coronavirus response to protect members & associates, Crece con HOPE featured in Emerson Collective’s Justice & Unity Series, HOPE Co-Authors Aspen Institute Blog about the Need for Targeted Federal Action for Vulnerable Communities and more!


December 2019

New Program launched to Attract Healthy Food Retailer to Food Desert, HOPE Releases the HBCU-CDFI Economic Mobility Strategy Guide, Construction underway on the Mississippi Children’s Museum and more!


September 2019

NMTC Project to Expand STEM Education and Revitalizes Memphis Neighborhood, HOPE partners with Crescent City Community Land Trust to expand homeownership access in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, Advocates gather to tackle persistent poverty in rural America and more!


July 2019

NeighborhoodLIFT places more than 100 families in new homes in Mississippi, National Housing Conference visionary award honors work to advance affordable housing, NBC News report shows the need for HOPE in a banking desert and more!


April 2019

New school closes opportunity gap for low-income children in Louisiana, HOPE members cast vision for Deep South communities during annual members meeting, HOPE co-sponsors Empowerment Village at Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee and more!


January 2019

New project opens door for Birmingham Boys & Girls Club, HOPE launches yearlong community celebration to mark 25th anniversary, Register for ‘Rural Places, Rural Spaces: Closing Financial Service Gaps in Persistent Poverty America’ policy forum and more!


December 2018

High School receives financing through New Market Tax Credits for renovation, HOPE closes first NeighborhoodLIFT home in the Mississippi Delta, HOPE submits comments on the Community Reinvestment Act to OCC and more!


January-February 2018

Mobility from Poverty, Take Flight Program, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, NeighborWorks, and more!


November-December 2017

HOPE’s Expansion into Alabama, HOPE Joins Hoffman Early Learning Center, HOPE for Provine, and more!


September-October 2017

Partner Spotlight, Hope Credit Union Awarded $2.5 Million, Black Business Ownership Discussion, Shelterforce and more!


August 2017

HOPE CEO Receives Award, HOPE Joins Crescent Care, HOPE for West Point, SmartMoney PFM Winner and more!


July 2017

New HOPE Branches, Site Tours, Opportunity is…, HOPE Policy Updates and more!