Area Business Leader Launches 'Homes Bring Hope'


Daytona Beach, FL - Homeownership could become more than a dream for Volusia County residents with the movement known as 'Homes Bring Hope.' The organization, created by area business leader and philanthropist Forough Hosseini, will attack the root cause of student homelessness and food insecurity, generational poverty.

Hosseini, a Senior Vice President of ICI Homes, her family’s company, says that 'Homes Bring Hope' will work to break the cycle of poverty. "Even for hard-working people, there is little chance of breaking the perpetual cycle of generational poverty unless they can find a path to homeownership and build equity,” says  Hosseini. “Homes Bring Hope is comprised of community leaders who want to help hard-working people triumph over poverty, become homeowners, and break that cycle. Economists agree that escaping poverty is best achieved by building equity, which means becoming a homeowner instead of a renter.”

Homes Bring Hope is working with Realty Pros Assured, Southern Title, Sliger &
Associates, Daytona State College, Halifax Urban Ministries, and other companies and
organizations to achieve its mission. “Executives of these and other companies work with us to create a path to homeownership,” said Hosseini, who announced her new organization’s first successful outreach this month when Petra Smiley closed on the purchase of a home in Daytona Beach, following years as a renter.

“I am very appreciative of all of the individuals and organizations who have come together to
assist me in becoming a homeowner,” said Ms. Smiley. “There are not enough words to describe how grateful I am.”

If you'd like to find out more about 'Homes Bring Hope,' here's their website. If you're in need of help, you can email or you can call the office at 386-317-5767.  You can also find links to support or donate on the website.

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