About Us

Building Hope in the City (BHITC) is a Christian mission organization focused on the renewal of urban Cleveland.  Its ministries uniquely link and leverage the capacity of local congregations and volunteers with the many people it serves to foster relationships and spur personal and community transformation.  Programs ranging from faith leader development to poverty alleviation, refugee and immigrant integration and social enterprise business ventures impact the lives of 1,000+ residents annually.

Formed in August 2003, Building Hope in the City is congregation-birthed and oriented in response to needs and opportunities throughout the city.  Since its creation, it has served as a ‘research and development arm’ for the Church. 

Building Hope in the City is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.