MISSION

From Homelessness to Tiny Homeownership

VISION

Imagine a Memphis where sustainable homeownership is within reach for all.

VALUES

Community-Centered Approach

We are committed to a grassroots effort, driven by and for the people of Memphis, TN. Our initiatives are rooted in the unique needs, strengths, and aspirations of our local community.

Partnerships and Collaboration

We believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships with existing nonprofits in Memphis. By working together, we can leverage resources, expertise, and networks to maximize our impact and effectiveness.

Holistic Support

We recognize that addressing homelessness requires more than just providing shelter. We are dedicated to partnering with Memphis nonprofits that offer comprehensive support services, including case management and resources, to help individuals experiencing homelessness achieve self-sustainability and dignity.

Empowerment and Dignity

We are committed to empowering individuals experiencing homelessness by providing them with the tools, resources, and support they need to rebuild their lives with dignity and autonomy.

Community Building and Blight Reduction

We are dedicated to reducing blight and revitalizing neighborhoods in Memphis. Through our tiny homes initiative, we aim to build strong, vibrant communities where everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.

Advocacy and Awareness

We advocate for policies and practices that address the root causes of homelessness and promote social justice and equity. We also raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness and the importance of community support and compassion.

Compassion and Respect

We approach our work with compassion, empathy, and respect for the inherent dignity and worth of every individual.

MISSION

From Homelessness to Tiny Homeownership

VISION

Imagine a Memphis where sustainable homeownership is within reach for all.

VALUES

Community-Centered Approach

We are committed to a grassroots effort, driven by and for the people of Memphis, TN. Our initiatives are rooted in the unique needs, strengths, and aspirations of our local community.

Partnerships and Collaboration

We believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships with existing nonprofits in Memphis. By working together, we can leverage resources, expertise, and networks to maximize our impact and effectiveness.

Holistic Support

We recognize that addressing homelessness requires more than just providing shelter. We are dedicated to partnering with Memphis nonprofits that offer comprehensive support services, including case management and resources, to help individuals experiencing homelessness achieve self-sustainability and dignity.

Empowerment and Dignity

We are committed to empowering individuals experiencing homelessness by providing them with the tools, resources, and support they need to rebuild their lives with dignity and autonomy.

Community Building and Blight Reduction

We are dedicated to reducing blight and revitalizing neighborhoods in Memphis. Through our tiny homes initiative, we aim to build strong, vibrant communities where everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.

Advocacy and Awareness

We advocate for policies and practices that address the root causes of homelessness and promote social justice and equity. We also raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness and the importance of community support and compassion.

Compassion and Respect

We approach our work with compassion, empathy, and respect for the inherent dignity and worth of every individual.

Homes for Hearts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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How does your Transition / Homeownership Program work?

Homes for Hearts partnered with Room in the Inn Memphis and Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to help with the vetting and case management of each Applicant and Transition resident. Vetting is based on relationship building and willingness to work toward sustainability and homeownership.

Room in the Inn and Bridges(WEST) help keep our residents connected to medical, employment, social and other supportive services they need before and after transitioning toward the HFH Transition / Homeownership Programs, and ultimately toward a path of self sustainability.

There are two phases of the Homes for Hearts Transition Program.

Phase One: New residents experiencing chronic homelessness in Memphis, and vetted by Room in the Inn Memphis or Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing move into a newly built tiny home for a 6 month transition period, free of charge. Our partnering organizations continue to provide case management to our residents as they work toward self-sustainability and homeownership.

Once a Homes for Hearts Resident has successfully completed Phase One of the Homes for Hearts Transition, we then offer Phase Two. 

Phase Two: 1 Year Standard TN Lease Agreement for the tiny house. This total cost is between $300 – $400 monthly, depending on the Resident’s income, which allows a full year for the resident to work toward financial stability in order to move toward our Homeownership Program. 

Once a new resident completes Phase One and Phase Two of the Homes for Hearts Transition Program, that resident becomes eligible for Homes for Hearts’ affordable and sustainable, zero-profit, zero-interest Tiny Homeownership Program, in which principal payments are as little as $150 monthly.

Combined with low utility bills, taxes, insurance and maintenance costs, our homebuyers spend no more than $450 monthly on housing, depending on income.

Our Tiny homes and Homeownership Program help reduce the number of Memphians experiencing homelessness, while also helping Memphians move above the poverty line, gain a modest asset and a community of support to help empower Memphis and bring positive change to people’s lives.

 

Do you work with government funding?

Homes for Hearts will accept government funds as long as they have no conditions that would violate our principles or limit our ability to provide permanent, sustainable, cost-effective, affordable housing with a clear path toward homeownership. We currently do not work with any government funding.

 

Is Homes for Hearts a tax-exempt nonprofit organization?

Yes. We are a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit  85-2299402

Give today and help us build our next home for Memphis! All donations are tax deductible.

If you have any questions please reach out! zw@homesforhearts.org 901.290.6174 – Zach Waters, Founder & CEO