The City of Hope’s vision began in 2000 when Dr. TD Robinson and Mt. Paran Baptist Church (MPBC) saw their congregation as part of the solution to bringing renewal back to the eastside of Indianapolis. The congregants of MPBC have been serving the great City of Indianapolis since 1906 and continue to be active community leaders today.
The Mission of the HOPE Community Development Corporation is to develop safe, caring, and sustainable neighborhoods through quality affordable housing and diverse supportive services that directly impact and transform the lives of residents.
The purpose of HOPE CDC is simple and is captured in our name, "HOPE" which is an acronym for Helping Others Pursue Excellence. Our purpose is to give of ourselves and our resources to help and support all people who are less fortunate to find solutions for a better quality of life.
Who We Are
Hope CDC is an XBE nonprofit organization serving the Far Eastside neighborhood of Indianapolis. HOPE CDC has become a prominent organization in the community for over 22 years and has been effective in establishing strong ties with other neighborhood leaders like Community Alliance for the Far Eastside, LISC Indianapolis, Intend Indiana, and Goodwill Industries.
Hope CDC operates programs that support workforce employment with Goodwill Industries of Central and Southern Indiana, Senior Community support services with Farrell Bell Senior Apartments, Lift Indy Far Eastside Owner Occupied Repair Program, LISC Far Eastside Business Facade Program, and HOPE supports the Mt Paran Baptist Church, Food and Clothing Giveaways.
Our 5 Point Plan
Construction of Senior Housing: The Farrell Bell Senior Housing Community was developed to support aging residents in their desire for quality, affordable housing near their families and social networks. COMPLETE
Provide Opportunities for Employment: HOPE CDC partnered with Goodwill Industries to bring 250 new jobs to the Far Eastside. COMPLETE
Construction of Affordable Family Housing: The Sims League Apartments will house families in the Far Eastside in an amenity-rich environment. IN PROGRESS
Build an Early Childcare Center: Provide high-quality childcare for infants to age five to support households with working parents while investing in our future. IN PROGRESS
Develop the HOPE Community Life Center: Build a community center to meet the changing needs of the community. The center will feature youth programming, classroom space, fitness and recreational facilities, and a coworking environment. IN PROGRESS
HOPE CDC is administering a homeowner repair program on behalf of the City of Indianapolis and its LIFT Indy grant awarded to the Far Eastside in 2021. If you live within the boundaries of [insert boundaries], own your home, and would like more information about how this program could benefit you, contact us through our contact form.
Dr. TD Robinson
HOPE Community Development Corporation
Simon Youth Foundation CEO/President
Board Vice President,
IFF Indianapolis Director of Real Estate
Glick Company Director of Tax Credit Operations
Intend Indiana Chief Operating Officer
Retired Allison Transmission
Additional members, composed of church and community leaders, are in the process of being confirmed.
Please partner with us
Your support will help families from all over Indiana and will give them HOPE for a better future! Please send your check to 4001 N Franklin Road,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46226.
City of Hope Apartments
HOPE CDC as an economic development organization is in the final planning stages of applying for funding to construct a 200 Unit affordable housing development, "The Sims League."
Dr. Robinson has successfully cast the vision and established partner teams to make the vision a reality. Safe quality housing with wrap-around services, jobs with sustainable wages, and quality affordable childcare continue to be the top three critical needs of the Far Eastside neighborhood.
The master campus development has been strategically designed to serve the multi-generational and cultural community while breaking down barriers for seniors, I/DD residents, individuals, and families with children. Additionally, services on campus, such as childcare, job training, technology, sports, and service support, is a life-changing for many residents.