Mission: Hands is committed to making stronger and more vibrant neighborhoods in partnership with the communities it serves through the development and management of quality affordable housing. In addition to the new construction of affordable housing, hands has a tradition of selecting the ideal buildings to rehabilitate, creating unique living environments while keeping the monthly cost affordable for our residents. Hands is committed to serving members of the community including those individuals living with disabilities, senior citizens and families or individuals who can benefit from the assistance of quality affordable housing.
Programs: Hands is the largest non-profit provider of high quality affordable housing in northwestern pennsylvania and currently oversees 959 apartment homes in five counties. For over 50 years, hands has successfully developed more than 1,033 units of affordable rental housing in 9 counties across pennsyvlania. It's developments are among the best designed and constructed rental communities in pennsylvania. Additionally, hands develops and builds single familiy homes for moderate income families who are often first time home buyers. Over the past several years, hands has assisted 102 first time home buyers through an acquisition/rehabilitation program and another 13 homebuyers thourgh a new construction program. The coordination of support service is provided to home buyers and renters to better assure an enriched and long term living experience in hands sponsored housing communities. In 2017, hands was involved in the development of a new rental property; midtown #6. This new project is being developed for the benefit of low income families and is located in erie, pennsylvania.