Hope into Action: Black Country




bcmap1Hope into Action: Black Country provides homes for the homeless, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in one of the most socially deprived areas in England. The Black Country has 2 wards which are in the top 1% of the country’s most deprived areas.  The local authorities for Sandwell and Wolverhampton are among the top 20 most deprived local authorities in the UK out of 326. At any given time, 20 people are sleeping rough on the streets of the Black Country. There are also countless hidden homeless surfing sofas, squatting or stuck in the hostel system. In addition to this more than 11,500 people are on the waiting list to be accommodated in local authority accommodation in the borough of Wolverhampton alone.

Hope into Action: Black Country currently runs 6 houses in partnership with six churches housing 20 tenants. Two of these properties are housing refugees and asylum seekers. The other properties are housing ex-offenders, migrants and other former homeless males. Towards the end of last year we opened up our first property in the neighbouring borough of Sandwell in partnership with a local church in West Bromwich. We will shortly be starting work on house number 7 and are looking to be tenanting this new property from 1st September.

There are various ways you could get involved through partnering your local church with us, investing in property, praying, giving, promoting and even volunteering in the office. Find out more about how you could help by contacting us using the details below.



Hope Into Action: Black Country

Latest News

Spring News from HiABC

Tenant Testimonies

Annual Review (2015/16)

Annual review front page 2016

Funding News

Lloyds Bank Foundation

£51,552 towards Salaries and Core Costs over 3 years


£18,000 Towards Salaries and Core Costs over 3 years

Celebrating our tenants at the Annual Conference

Conference 2016

Spring the Season of New Beginnings

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (A review of 2015)

Opening the next houses including refugees (September 2015) #refugeeswelcome

Annual Report (August 2015)

Recruiting a Church and Tenant Empowerment Officer (July 2015)

How does it work and how do I get involved? (March 2015)

Facebook and Twitter accounts up and running (see links below)

Homes of Hope (October 2014)

Opening the first House (September 2014)

Making a start (January 2014)


Hope Into Action: Black Country

Partner Churches

Grace Church Wolverhampton

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International Life Centre

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Tabernacle Baptist Church


Latest Update from Tabernacle Baptist Church

Holy Trinity Heath Town

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St Mary’s Bushbury

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Centrepoint Christian Church



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Contact Us

07910 757 392


176 Wolverhampton Street, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 0LZ