History of HANDS

Since 1986, HANDS, Inc. has implemented a neighborhood revitalization effort in the neighboring cities of Orange and East Orange, NJ. By targeting the most pivotal properties for development, engaging citizens and other stakeholders and leveraging investments of time and funds, HANDS has stabilized neighborhoods and created long term sustainable change. HANDS focuses on redeveloping vacant homes (some facing foreclosure) for affordable homeownership, adaptively reusing former industrial and commercial buildings as mixed use developments, developing resident leaders and leading community visioning and comprehensive planning. HANDS is a nonprofit corporation and a chartered affiliate of  NeighborWorks® America.