The Homeless to Hope Fund was founded in February 2016 by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. Homeless to Hope Fund is used to assist homeless individuals and families in their transition to permanent housing through service providers in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, and North Charleston to assist individuals who are working with one of our network of service providers to overcome obstacles to obtaining permanent rental housing.

In 2021, the goal was broadened to launch the Homeless to 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 Homeless to 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 Homeless to 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.
  • Increasing the affordable housing stock with options for individuals in the 30% – 80% range of average median income.

We invite you to join us in supporting this important initiative by pledging your financial support today (Click HERE to make a donation to the Homeless to Hope Fund to support the new Homeless to Hope Center). Our goal is to raise the remaining $4.8 million of the $6.95 million campaign to realize our goals over the next 12 months to be able to make the new Center a reality.

Help Us Rise from the Ground

Solving housing insecurity and homelessness is not as simple as finding a place for individuals and families to live. Individuals struggling with housing security need comprehensive services to recover.

Benefit Concerts

The Homeless to Hope Fund has held 3 Benefit Concerts from 2018 -2020 to raise awareness about homelessness in Charleston.

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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.