Storehouse of Hope and Community Land Trust

The Storehouse of Hope provides emergency food, personal care services, referrals, needed resources and specific education and development activities

Designed to enhance human dignity and sustain families and individuals, we serve residents living in the North End of the city of Detroit, specifically, zip codes 48202 and 48211.

Throughout the year we accomplished the delivery of 18 mobile pantries occurring twice a month from March to November. Our pantries provided food and some personal care products to 3,000 individuals monthly.  The work of the Storehouse of Hope is conducted through community outreach, advocacy and collaboration.

The Storehouse Of Hope Community Land Trust

In 2015, the scope of our work broadened to include the creation of the first Community Land Trust (CLT) to be established in the city of Detroit.

We aim to protect families in these critical and uncertain times. We cannot achieve our goals alone. Find out how you can help. 

More information on Community Land Trust as a permanently affordable housing solution coming soon!


The Storehouse of Hope Community Land Trust (CLT) hosts “get togethers” inviting community members both to learn more about what we do and to share your feedback about our work. 

Each event lasts just an hour and includes:

  • Networking with other community members, CLT Staff and Board members
  • Presentation on CLT history, big picture mission and current programs and availability
  • A resident’s personal story about how their life changed with the CLT’s support
  • Time for guest feedback and questions.

Please contact Penni Johnson for more information or to sign up for the next date:

(Note: These are Outreach Sessions not fundraising events and they are designed to present an overview of the CLT.  If you are interested in specific programs, please call us for more information.)

Check out this video from Gleaner’s Community Food Bank interviewing our Operating Director, Reverend Joan Ross:

Community Impact

500+ Households Wired

Providing Internet access in the North End, Highland Park, and Hamtramck

3,000 Served

Monthly providing emergency food and services to families in 48202, 48203 & 48211

41.5+ metric tons of carbon offset

Our solar power work is offsetting impact on our environment each year

300,000+ Listeners

Potential radio audience listeners on air and online

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