Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality (H.O.P.E.)
The H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) Group is a group of former and presently homeless men, women and children advocating for services in Memphis and Shelby County. H.O.P.E. is currently working very hard to organize around issues implementing the Mayor's Plan to End Homelessness, which was signed by both Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton in January 2011.
H.O.P.E. had a major victory with the Shelby County Commissioners after meeting on Monday, May 14 with the Shelby County Budget Committee and Monday, May 21 with all the Shelby County Commissioners regular meeting.
H.O.P.E. asked for the following funding in order to get to the core issues of homelessness.
We requested $250,000 of County funding for the Mayor's Plan to End Homelessness.
H.O.P.E. is requesting $200,000 of CIP (one time funding) funds to provide permanent supportive housing for families with disabilities (25 families) and low income families (43).
H.O.P.E. members and allies meet every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at Manna House (1268 Jefferson). JOIN US!!