Teammates

Atrium Health Housing Assistance Opportunity Promoting Equity (H.O.P.E.)

Atrium Health is pleased to announce Housing Opportunity Promoting Equity (H.O.P.E.), our affordable housing investment program designed especially for our teammates. H.O.P.E. is the latest example of how Atrium Health is reimagining health by recognizing that safe and affordable, secure housing is one of the most important components of a healthy life. Affordable housing also serves as a key part of Atrium Health’s social impact in surrounding communities.

The first opportunity through the H.O.P.E. program is 50 apartment homes available for teammates to rent at HillRock Estates, a 341-unit apartment complex conveniently located in the heart of Charlotte. Atrium Health recognizes that our teammates are our most valuable asset. We offer H.O.P.E. to support our teammates to continue to do what they do best every day –- improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – FOR ALL.

How can you participate in H.O.P.E.?

  1. Review the H.O.P.E. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Apply for H.O.P.E. 

Apply for H.O.P.E

Before you start your application, please have an electronic copy of your Form 1040-US Individual Income Tax Return for the most recent year to attach to the application. If you have questions about your eligibility, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Complete the HOPE Application

Frequently Asked Questions

What is H.O.P.E.?  
H.O.P.E. stands for Housing Opportunity Promoting Equity. It is Atrium Health’s affordable housing program for teammates.

What type of housing support is offered through H.O.P.E.? 
The initial offering through the H.O.P.E. program is 50 one- and two- bedroom apartment homes at HillRock Estates.  The units are available to rent at a sliding-scale rate based on income for eligible teammates and their families. HillRock Estates is a 341-unit apartment home development conveniently located in the Eastway area of Charlotte, near the Charlotte Country Club. Property amenities include a pool, clubhouse, fitness center, playgrounds, dog park and walking trail. 

Who is eligible to apply for H.O.P.E.?
Teammates must meet the following criteria to apply to H.O.P.E.:

  • Proof of total household income of $16,600 – $68,300 (31-80% of average median income (AMI))  
  • 24 months of employment at Atrium Health 
  • Performance status of “in good standing”
    • In good standing is defined as a teammate who has not received a written counseling for the last six months and has completed Annual Compliance Education (ACE) per HR Policy and Guidelines and is in compliance with the Infectious Disease Prevention Policy. 
  • Willingness and commitment to engage in financial education/coaching and work with an assigned Atrium Health Career Coach 
  • Meets ONE of the following eligibility criteria:
    • No permanent housing (currently does not reside in permanent or rental housing and desires to do so)
    • Loss of housing due to catastrophic event or natural disaster
    • Change in housing due to loss of roommate/spouse/partner 
    • Housing cost greater than 30% of living expenses

If I meet all criteria, how do I apply?
Teammates may apply to Atrium Health H.O.P.E. here. You must provide a complete application, meet all criteria and attach Form 1040-US Individual Income Tax Return for the most recent year to verify total household income.

What is the review process for applications?
All applications are reviewed for complete and accurate information by a Human Resources Consultant and Community & External Affairs Leader. Teammates will receive communication about their application within one week of applying. If a teammate meets all criteria for the program, their contact information will be shared with the Property Manager at HillRock Estates once a unit becomes available that matches their preference.

Is the application process confidential?
Due to the sensitive nature of the Atrium Health H.O.P.E. program, applicant and recipient information will be kept in the strictest confidence. Applicants may choose to allow Human Resources to contact their supervisor if needed and may choose to sign a release to allow information to be used for program promotion purposes.

If I do not meet all criteria, how do I get support?
Teammates who do not meet all criteria for H.O.P.E. may still be eligible to seek hardship support through other Atrium Health programs, including:

Will there be other opportunities through H.O.P.E.? 
Additional housing opportunities are planned as Atrium Health remains committed to improving the health of our communities through affordable housing as a part of our social impact strategy.