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When: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00AM, at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 1525 N. Lorraine St., Wichita, KS 67214

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HOPE wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contributions toward the development of the short term strategic plan for 2018-2020 and the long term plan for 2020-2024 strategic plan. We would like to extend a special thanks to Great Plains UMC Annual Conference, Dellrose United Methodist Church, the Nonprofit Chambers of Service, SBA, Kansas PTAC, TGC Hospitality Management, Wichita Area Builders Association, Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Metroplitan Area Planning Commission, Wichita Housing Community Service Department, Adams Jones Law Firm, Oxford Senior Living, Hutton Construction, and our Board of Directors for being part of the full strategic plan process and report.

HECDC Board of Directors

Mr.  Kevass J. Harding

Mrs. Terri Rice

Mrs.  Teketa Harding

Mr. Curtis Whitten

Mr. Garney Hill


Executive Director

Dr. Kevass J. Harding

Rev. Dr. Kevass J. Harding was born in Wichita, Kansas. He was educated in the Public School System of Wichita. He is a graduate of Wichita Southeast High School. He received his Associate of Art Degree from Hutchinson Community College. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his Master of Divinity Degree (cum laude) from Phillips Theological Seminary.  He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree, specializing in Church Administration and Congregational Growth and Revitalization from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  Dr. Harding is married to the former Teketa Berry and they have two adult children: Carnez and Makayla

In 1998, Dr. Harding was ordained a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. In 2002, Dr. Harding was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church.  He served Saint Mark United Methodist Church, in Wichita, Kansas, for three years as an Associate Pastor in the Great Plains Annual Conference.

In July of 1998 Dr. Harding was appointed by the Great Plains Annual Conference, to Dellrose United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas, where he currently serves as Lead Pastor. Since coming to Dellrose, by reaching out to the surrounding community, Dellrose has grown from 25 to 800 on the membership roll. Growth and renewal can be seen throughout the congregation. Not only is the church growing numerically, but it is also growing spiritually and financially. Dr. Harding attributes the growth of the church to dynamic teaching, fellowship, praise and worship, and to the fact that Dellrose is a place where everyone will feel the love of God, find the joy of Christ, and experience the power of the Holy Spirit.

Community Involvement Work:  

Former Board Member: Wichita USD 259 Public Schools.  Former Board Member: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedgwick County.  Member: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Motivational Speaker.  Board Member of Youth Entrepreneurs. Board Member of Greater Wichita Ministerial League.


Bought and developed a commercial store front mall, “Ken-Mar” Shopping Center for 2.5 million. Rename the center to “Providence Square” and built a Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Executive Director and founder of Hope Enterprise Community Development Corporation. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization developing and building low-to-moderate income homes. Hope CDC provides decent, affordable housing for people with low to moderate income. Believing that neighborhoods are strength and vitality of a community, Hope CDC vision is to invest in people, giving hope and a future. 

Author:  He is the author of the book: “Can These Bones Live: Bringing New Life to a Dying Church”. ISNB #: 13:978-0-687-33557-2

Housing Development

The City of Wichita expends HOME Investment Partnership funds for the development of affordable residential housing.

Applications are requested for housing development projects that meet the eligibility requirements for such funding. The goal is to support the development of real estate that is idle or underutilized, and to provide needed housing for underserved populations. Projects may include new construction or rehabilitation projects for owner-occupancy and/or rental properties.



Home Buyer Assistance

The City of Wichita's HOMEownership 80 Program provides financial assistance with down payments and closing costs for first-time homebuyers in the City's HOMEOwnership 80 Assistance Areas. The City's HOME 80 program is made possible with annual funding through a federal grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The purpose of this program is to help citizens achieve the American dream of homeownership and to stabilize our neighborhoods.

Applications are accepted for persons who have entered into a real estate purchase contract subject to down payment assistance through the HOMEOwnership 80 Program, as long as funds are available.


Homeownership Resources and Links:

HOME 80 Program Details and Application.pdf

HOME 80 Program Details and Application.pdf

Federal Income Limits

Federal Income Limits.pdf

Homeownership 80 Assistance Areas

HomeOwnership 80 Assistance Areas.pdf


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Make a Donation

Why donate?

Your contribution goes directly to supporting our efforts to achieve socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.


To donate please contact us at (316) 648-9131, or through our form below.


Thank You


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About Us

Birthed out of Dellrose United Methodist Church efforts to be a vital congregation in its community, and with the visionary leadership focus of Pastor Kevass J Harding developes affordable housing for low-to moderate-income individuals and families. Additionally, HOPE will undertake Economic Development efforts and offer programs which benefit the community.

Our Biblical Foundation

Investing in lives, transforming with capital, giving Hope and a future through sustained partnership.

Jeremiah 29:11 and Isaiah 61:4

Our Covenant:

Developing vibrant communities through innovation and partnership with our five Pillars.

  1. Economic Empowerment
  2. Education
  3. Environment Development
  4. Health and Wellness
  5. Resident Engagement
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Our Mission

To Inspire HOPE to the Wichita Metro Area and beyond through education, conomic empowerment, and environmental community development.

Our Vision

The following vision describes the direction HOPE will take and the goals we plan to accomplish. Looking forward a decade:

  • HOPE will acquire, sale, and or own and operate a diverse portfolio of affordable and mixed-income/mixed-use properties in urban and close-in suburban markets in the Wichita Metro Area.
  • Residents living in HOPE properties, along with members of the broader community, will have an active voice with respect to investments made and services available in their communities.
  • Key stakeholders will identify HOPE communities as success stories.
  • HOPE will be recognized as being a strong community developer.

Community Development Corporation
1502 N.Dellrose
Wichita, KS 67208
Phone: (316) 648-9131
Office: (316) 684-5182

Helping Other People Excel

In Our Neighborhoods through Community Partnership and Development

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About Us

Helping Other People Excel

In Our Neighborhoods through Community Partnership and Development

Contact Us

Community Development Corporation
1502 N.Dellrose
Wichita, KS 67208
Phone: (316) 648-9131
Office: (316) 684-5182

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