Our Vision & Process

Located in the inner city Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Garfield and East Liberty, Open Hand Ministries is committed to promoting justice in our communities through homeownership.

A ministry of four churches, we respond to social injustice and inequality plaguing our city by providing opportunities for sustainable and affordable homeownership for families in fragile situations. We serve our community by creating community. We partner with like-hearted organizations and individuals, urban and suburban churches, community development corporations, lending agencies, expert trade skill professionals, funding organizations, and other local support agencies in order to equip our families and community for success and homeownership.

What We Do

We help local families become wealth-builders

As they work through debt reduction, budgeting, saving, investing, and mortgage readiness.

We rehabilitate vacant properties

within developing areas, transforming them into safe, sound, energy-efficient, and affordable houses for our families to purchase as homes and investments.

We remain in
supportive relationship

helping our families thrive in homeownership, wealth-building, and life. They set goals, and we reach them together.

An Open Hand…

  • Sharing the resources necessary to help those in need
  • Acknowledging our mutual need for one another
  • Releasing the power and privilege that allows for a more just world
  • Worshiping the One who emptied himself of all power and privilege that all might know justice and peace