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HOME Spun Boutique

Permanent Supportive Housing
  • 1523 Fairmount Avenue
1523 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Project HOME's supportive housing programs offer permanent, subsidized housing for individuals and families who had been homeless. Most residents come to Project HOME from a safe haven, a shelter or from the streets.

1523 Fairmount is a clean-and-sober, permanent supportive housing residence for men, providing six fully-furnished, subsidized single-room occupancy units with shared living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. 

Residents are offered service coordination, personal recovery services, healthcare, education, social enterprise and employment opportunities. 

Residents are encouraged to participate in recovery-oriented activities that lead to personal growth, well-being and self-sufficiency.

Continuum of Care | Permanent Supportive Housing

Single Room Occupancy (SRO) | 6 fully-furnished units in apartment-style clusters

  • Documented current homelessness
  • Documented current disability of serious mental illness
  • Must be a male over age 18
  • Demonstrated the ability to live independently, including monitoring medications; managing finances; cooking and cleaning; managing transportation; and other independent living skills
  • Committed to recovery:
    • Willingness to live a clean and sober lifestyle
    • Submission to random drug tests
    • Engagement with appropriate supports (TCM services, OP/IOP programs, NA/AA, Peer Services)
  • On-site laundry
  • Small garden with seating and tables
  • Access to 1515 amenities

Referrals are made via the Homeless Services Clearinghouse CSS referral process. Individuals experiencing homelessness who have an approved CSS referral application will be considered for these vacancies. 

Single Room Occupancy (SRO) | 6 fully-furnished units in apartment-style clusters

  • 30 percent of Income

None of us are home until all of us are home, and at Project HOME this means that we can all have a decent standard of living today without compromising our needs in the future. When thinking about the footprints – the waste, the greenhouse gases, the toxins – we leave behind through our daily living, we must recognize that the earth is our home.

This is why Project HOME has made sustainability a priority for current and future developments. Sustainability is based on a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Thus, our goal is to ensure that all developments reflect the shared values of economic, social, and environmental sustainability by:

  • Decreasing energy usage
  • Constructing all new buildings to meet Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification guidelines
  • Reducing fuel use of Project HOME vehicles
  • Procuring more sustainable products
  • Reducing waste
  • Engaging Project HOME community members in sustainability efforts
  • Supporting neighborhood sustainability
  • Increasing access to healthy foods for residents and community members

Guided by these principles, we’ve taken sustainability from offices to residences, and even to gardens to promote energy and waste reduction, environmental education and justice, and health and wellness for all.