New Hope's History 

In the late 1980’s repeated efforts were made to form a housing corporation as part of NELCO (North Evergreen Lahser Community Organization), the 20-year-old community organization which had the same boundaries as the present NEW  HOPE; i.e., Six Mile north to Eight Mile and Southfield Road west to Telegraph Road.      

When all efforts failed, Father Donald Archambault, chair of the NELCO Housing Committee at the time, and Mr. James Pack, a retired community resident, invited community people including all the members of NELCO to form a separate non-profit for housing.  This was named NEW HOPE by Herman Unsleber, one of the original members of the board. The year was 1990 and NEW HOPE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NON-PROFIT HOUSING CORPORATION was founded.


New Hope has played a part in many youth programs and activities over the years.


The Board of Directors, Executive Director and Staff embarked upon the Longacre Project which included the construction of new homes as well as the renovation of existing homes and landscapes.The plans for this project include the building of up to fifty (50) new homes.To date New Hope has refurbished over twenty-five (25) homes, built twenty-two (22) brand new ones and will begin the next phase of six new homes in the month of April.

New Hope began with a dream in 1990. We take this opportunity to thank our homeowners for your trust in us.  To our founders, our funders, our benefactors, to all those who have brought New Hope this far, we express our deep gratitude.   A Special Thanks to our funders over the years, including:

  • Comerica Bank
  • Chase, Bank
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • LaSalle Bank
  • MGM Grand Casino
  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority
  • LISC
  • City of Detroit
  • Pistons
  • Valassis
  • Campaign for Human Development
  • Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Fannie Mae
  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Masco
  • Corpus Christi Church
  • Sisters of Charity Nazareth

With faith and enthusiasm, we look forward to working with you well into the future.


New Hope Community Development Non-Profit Housing Corp is a Community based nonprofit. We are a multi functional operation that's main goal is to benifit our community. Some Provided Service Are:

  • Building New Homes
  • Revitalizing a six block area
  • Rehabing homes for sale
  • Home  Repair programs
  • MSHDA counseling services



New Hope's mission is to improve the quality of life for residents, businesses, and institutions in the New Hope community.  It is also our goal to promote home-ownership, provide for revitalization and preservation of the neighborhood, and instill a sense of pride in the community.


  New Hope's office located at 19487 Evergreen


Louise Guyton,  is the president of the board and has worked at Comerica Bank for many years. She is a resident in the New Hope Community and cares deeply about what happens to it.

Helen Wilson O.P., is the vise-president of the board
Patricia Willemsen, is the secretary of the board
  Treasurer, Sister JoAnn Lucas
Sadie Bomar  Member Sadie Bomar
Member Hugh Bowman
Brian Caldwell Member Brian Caldwell
MaShawn Earl Member MaShawn Earl
Member  Gerald Latham
Joycelle Harris Member Joycelle Harris
Member Ed Zink
Maureen Zink Member Maureen Zink
New Member
Rev. Donald Archambault Emeritus
James Pack Emeritus
Ricki Peters Executive Director

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