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EP 2: Alvin Hope Johnson: $1mill at Age 22, Attempted Suicide at 23; Now 1200 Units + $30mill!



Alvin Hope Johnson has been in the Real Estate industry for over 35 years. Starting out as a handyman selling painting and repair services door to door, Alvin grew his entrepreneurial skills into an empire. He currently serves as the President of Hope Housing Foundation, an affordable housing company that offers beautiful, well maintained, and safe properties. Alvin also serves as President of Assertive Management Group, LLC, a privately owned property management firm that helps to support the foundation.

Alvin Hope Johnson started his real estate career almost by accident. While struggling at a young age to make ends meet and picking up odd jobs here and there, Alvin continued to take the skills he learned along the way and parlay them into new opportunities. Starting out as a local handyman, Alvin eventually became a general contractor, and from there, Alvin began learning about property development and mortgages. He spent 12 years in the mortgage business and ran several successful firms. He soon realized that all of these seemingly separate industries were all part of a larger opportunity in real estate. When you know every single aspect of what goes into building a safe and stunning home, it will help you to sell that safe and stunning home. Alvin focused on doing just that in order to bring a sense of community to those in need.

As a way of providing affordable renovation to the developments that Hope Housing Foundation has purchased, a general contracting firm was birthed. That company, Empowered Services of Texas is also led by Alvin, who is a licensed General Contractor in the State of Louisiana. Alvin Hope Johnson is a beloved and prominent member of his Texas community. He is the President of the non-profit entity Hope Housing Foundation, aimed at providing affordable housing developments. In addition to his philanthropic work as head of the Hope Housing Foundation, Alvin Hope Johnson also manages Assertive Management Group, LLC., a privately owned property management firm aiding in his foundation’s development, and Empowered Services of Texas, a general contracting firm that handles all of the foundation’s renovation ventures. The three businesses are centrally located in the Dallas, Texas area. __________________________________________________________

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