About Our Community
HOPE CDC serves the Far Eastside neighborhood of Indianapolis, working closely with partnering organizations to bring stability and renewal to the residents in the community by providing both wrap round services and quality housing.
High School Graduation Rate
Housing Cost Burden
of Residents Are People of Color
Building the City of HOPE
From a desire to address community needs and help improve the quality of life of neighbors, the City of HOPE vision was born in the hearts of the Mount Paran Baptist Church family to address the physical, social, economic, educational, and spiritual needs of the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area.
In order to support the community, HOPE CDC developed a mix use master plan called they named the “City of HOPE”, located at Frankin Rd and 42nd Street. The 38-acre site is designed to allow HOPE CDC, in continued partnership with Mount Paran Baptist Church, to collaboratively complete the initiatives outlined in our Five Point Plan.
Farrell-Bell Senior Apartments were built in 2011 providing 50 units for independent senior living, exclusively for individuals aged 62 or older.
Employment & Workforce Development
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana built a new facility on north end of the City of HOPE campus bringing 225 new jobs to the community.
Affordable Family Housing
HOPE CDC is in the process of planning the development of the The Sims League – Multi-Family Affordable Housing Development, a housing complex that will provide 200+ units to families in the area.
HOPE CDC is pursuing a partnership with an early learning childcare provider to deliver on-site services to families with children ages 0-5 yrs on the City of HOPE campus to support working parents and ensure preparedness for Kindergarten.
Community Life & Placemaking
HOPE CDC is leading Mount Paran Baptist Church through a Community Life Center renovation of their current building to allow for expanded services including youth programming, classroom space, fitness and recreational facilities, and a coworking environment.