Want to learn more about Builders of Hope, a pioneering non-profit that creates new green neighborhoods out of recycled old houses? A story in Sunday's paper omitted this info:
Builders of Hope’s recycled green homes are available for sale to families that earn less than the median income – in most cases, up to 80 percent of the local median. The organization also rents rehabbed green apartments to families that earn up to 50 percent of the median income.
Houses headed for demolition can be donated instead to Builders of Hope, a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organization. Donated houses and other contributions usually qualify the donor for a tax deduction.
Builders of Hope also has a work-mentor program that provides job training and other support for homeless adults and at-risk youth. Many program graduates later take full-time jobs with the organization.
Information: buildersofhope.org or 800-277-6138.