The Homeless to Hope Fund was created to provide help and hope to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Lowcountry.

In 2021, the goal was broadened to launch the Hope Center Campaign to build a permanent resource center with access to resources for those experiencing homelessness and those who are at risk of becoming homeless. The Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing is proud to present plans for the Hope Center where our struggling neighbors will be able to secure the services they need at a single, convenient, permanent location——critical at this time in our region’s history.

The Hope Center will fulfill the purpose of the Mayors’ Commission to address homelessness in our community by:

  • Creating a system to quickly rehouse those who become homeless.
  • Providing our neighbors who are homeless and housing insecure the full range of supportive services they need.
  • Adjacent to the Hope Center, affordable housing options will be built for individuals in the 30% – 80% range of average median income to create a holistic long-term approach.

We are pleased to report that our Campaign to build and equip the Hope Center is more than halfway to our desired goal of $7 million, but we need your assistance to cross the finish line. In the meantime, the Hope Center is operating in its temporary location (529 Meeting Street) and doing very important work on behalf of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Homeless to Hope Fund is overseen and managed by the Palmetto Project, a statewide nonprofit organization headquartered in Charleston that seeks to identify innovative strategies to address the social and economic challenges facing our state, and put them into action.