Homesteads for Hope was founded in 2013 with a mission and vision to create a learn, work, live, and grow community for young adults with and without disabilities. In 2016, we purchased 55 acres located on the Historic Erie Canal dedicated to creating a 25-acre Community Farm and a 30-acre Future Housing Village. In 2023, we have developed an inclusive agritourism program and service model enjoyed by 600 families and thousands of seasonal visitors. In 2024, we are moving forward with the design/build phase for 30 acres of affordable housing. and set a strategic goal to have phase 1 of Housing underway by 2026.