Generations of Hope

Many Lights Foundation

Puget Sound region, Washington Many Lights is working to create Hope Lights, a multigenerational community where children, kinship and foster-to-adopt families, and seniors facing the challenges of aging live together in a supportive and well-bonded community. Status: In planning Website:

Building Ohana

Spokane, WA Building Ohana is developing an intergenerational, intentional community in Spokane, Washington to harness the power of home and village to enhance the physical, social, and civic capacities of every resident ? including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ? in the context of a caring and committed neighborhood of support. The Building Ohana …

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New Orleans, Louisiana Since the War on Terror began in 2001, thousands of military families have experienced severe, debilitating wounds from combat or the traumatic loss of a loved one. Bastion is working to create an intergenerational community to support the unmet needs of Wounded Warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their surviving families. …

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Embracing diversity

Treehouse Community

Easthampton, MA The Treehouse Community is a mission driven community offering vital living opportunities and community connections for all ages. Designed to support families who are fostering and adopting children from the public foster care system, Treehouse is a caring, multi-generational neighborhood. The community includes twelve family homes with three, four or five bedrooms and …

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Hope Meadows

Rantoul, Illinois Hope Meadows was designed to provide community support to families adopting children from foster care. It is the first intentional intergenerational neighborhood of its kind, where the gifts and talents of all residents contribute to the well-being of people of all ages.           Status: Operational since May 1994 Website:? …

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Bridge Meadows

Portland, Oregon Bridge Meadows was developed to support foster-to-adopt and kinship families. It is now three years old and is at full capacity with children, families, and seniors.           Status: Operational since June 2011 Website:


Genesis is a small, intergenerational community in Washington, DC, consisting of 27 affordable apartments for seniors, for young families transitioning out of foster care, and for other families. At Genesis, neighbors commit to supporting each other and the community. Everyone has value and everyone contributes, whatever their talents. Genesis neighbors regularly come together for large …

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Funding aligns with the mission

Funding aligns with the mission

There are some well-established ways to create affordable housing and coordinated services, but conventional funding strategies can sometimes conflict with the goals of a GHC. Formal community development as practiced today gives priority to economic issues (job creation, housing affordability, etc.). To be sure, a community needs investment in order to develop. But to obtain …

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