The Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE) has been a vehicle to unite diverse congregations to improve the quality of life in Hillsborough County by achieving justice and fairness. Their brochure shares Long Range Goals and Major Accomplishments covering Youth, Education Reform, Employment, Healthcare, Crime Prevention, Public Transportation, Housing/Homelessness, and Neighborhood Improvement.
Did you know?
- 104,540 families in Hillsborough Couty pay more than 1/2 of their income on housing, while 74,530 families struggle with very low incomes
- 6,500 Hillsborough County residents are in state prison and 3,100 are in the county jail.
- 30-40% of the people in jail have serious mental illness and 60-80% have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Affordable housing, mental health and criminal justice reform are large issues right here in Hillsborough County. With your help, we can make a large impact on people’s lives and create systemic change. Join with 75 others from Hyde Park United Methodist and our goal of 1,400 attendees from the area, including government representatives. Attend 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 at Bible-Based Fellowship Church in north Tampa for Hope Nehemiah Action.
Let us know you are coming. Also, please print the attached ticket and add your contact information.