Adrian, MI – Neighbors of Hope is pleased to announce it has received a $199,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Cincinnati. These funds will support their Riverside Housing project in Adrian. The Riverside Housing project is part of Neighbors of Hope’s renovation efforts on their most recent acquired property at 227 Riverside Avenue in Adrian. Neighbors of Hope secured the property in June of 2019 and have already invested more than half of the total renovation costs through their fundraising efforts with local businesses, organizations, and donors. This AHP grant will provide the funding resources needed to finish the project, which when completed will provide a new transitional housing facility for its Men’s Ministry program that serves men experiencing addiction and homelessness.

Neighbors of Hope Executive Director, Pastor Steven Palmer, says, “After more than a decade of trying to find an  alternative site to house this ministry, we were truly blessed when we acquired this property a year and half ago. We are  deeply grateful to everyone who contributed to our campaign to raise funds for this project. And now, with the blessing of  this AHP grant, and the sponsoring partnership with Premier Bank, we can finish this project and elevate the quality of  compassionate care we provide to our neighbors in need.”

L/R Dean Thompson ~ Director of Finance / Pantry Manager for NOH , Lynette Sayler ~ Treasurer of NOH Board, Kathy Williams ~ President of the NOH Board, Jeff Schaffter ~ AVP Commercial Lender with Premier Bank

The FHLB of Cincinnati’s AHP is their largest and most impactful initiative with more than $790 million awarded since  1990 to develop more than 98,000 affordable housing units. AHP can be used to fund both ownership and rental projects.  Grants are awarded on a competitive basis in one offering each year.

Neighbors of Hope provides Gospel-driven life transformation to our neighbors experiencing homelessness, hunger and the pains of addiction through a comprehensive suite of Christcentered programs and services. Along with their Men’s Ministry program, they provide transitional housing programs women and children, Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, Blessings & More Resale Store, Woven Hope women’s boutique, Word Made Flesh radio ministry and a donation & recycling center. To learn more about this or other social enterprises and ministries Neighbors of Hope operates, visit neighborsofhope.com.

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