HopeLift to Provide Housing to Those in Need
- Dec 16, 2011
Vancouver, Wash.—While most of us are lucky enough to have the safety and security of shelter, it’s important to remember those who aren’t. And that we can do something about this. Employees of property management and development company Holland Partner Group are doing their part to help the homeless this year by donating their unused vacation time to HopeLift, a charity that helps people with housing.
Clyde Holland, CEO of Holland Partner Group, and HopeLift chairman, donates the value of the unused vacation days to provide a home for families in need.
“Reaching out and helping others is a very important part of our goals and core values,” Holland says in a press statement. “We are stepping up to meet the needs of families who are struggling. With our help, we are able to provide a bridge for many families from despair to stable housing.”
HopeLift, which stands for Housing of Promise Exists Lifting Individuals and Families in Transition, will be selecting working families in need of housing throughout the year to live in special multifamily communities for six months. To qualify, applicants need to be employed or working on employment, able to pay $150 a month in rent, pass drug tests and agree to take personal finance classes. If these people stay sober and continue to work, they will be able to build a financial reserve when their six months are complete.