The KSLA News 12 / Community Renewal International House for Hope is being built by Vintage Construction Group, LLC and the Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana. Proceeds from the House for Hope are used by Community Renewal International to build Friendship Houses. A Community Renewal Friendship House is a haven of hope in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods. Like a community center in a home, a Friendship House is a place for after-school education programs, character building, service projects, GED courses, tutoring, computer training, art and music lessons, family nights and much more. The house is lived in by a Community Coordinator employed by CRI and their family, who not only help the neighborhood - they become a part of it. House for Hope has built a Friendship House in the Queensborough neighborhood, and will next be building in the Highland neighborhood.