Building the foundation for stable housing, stronger families and better communities
Founded in 2008, the Hancock Resource Center (HRC) is a local, HUD-approved, nonprofit counseling center that works to improve housing conditions in Hancock County, Mississippi. HRC housing programs foster affordable home ownership, help repair or replace damaged homes, and provide foreclosure and homelessness prevention counseling and assistance. Special programs assists victims of domestic violence and provide housing and employment services for Veteran families.
HRC also addresses community development through programs such as the Hancock Youth Leadership Academy, and provides preparation for and recovery from natural disaster, in addition to providing programs that promote financial stability through employment.
View the Hancock Resource Center 2016 Annual Report here.
Why HRC is important
Hancock Resource Center (Hancock HRC) is centrally located in Hancock County, Mississippi. Hancock County is a 553 square mile, mostly rural area of about 45,618 people, bordered to the north by Pearl River and Stone counties, on the east by Harrison County, on the west of Louisiana state line and in the south by the Gulf. Three municipalities currently function within the county: Bay Saint Louis, Waveland, and Diamondhead. Other communities include Pearlington, Lakeshore, and Kiln.
It is the core philosophy of the Hancock Resource Center that stable housing and strong families build better community. Consequently, HRC provides home rehabilitation, transitional to permanent housing services, and homebuyer counseling and education, in addition to such services as employment counseling and job placement for our community's most vulnerable citizens. HRC services are targeted on rental counseling and case management for at-risk and disadvantaged populations, and intake and coordination of rebuilding or rehabilitating homes for eligible families who are homeowners. HRC also prioritizes community development, with a central belief that investment in our youth promotes a vibrant Hancock County of the future. Fostering community relations among residents, while organizing and preparing for future disasters, are additional community development strategies employed by the Hancock Resource Center.