JBJ Soul Homes

Permanent Supportive Housing
  • JBJ Soul Homes
1415 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.

Project HOME also offers affordable housing based on income eligibility.

JBJ Soul Homes is a 55-unit, permanent supportive housing residence for adults. There are subsidized and affordable efficiency apartments, including units dedicated for young adults.  All subsidized units are fully furnished.

Accessible units including physical, hearing and visual are available. 

Residents are offered on-site service coordination and Personal Recovery Services. Residents are encouraged to participate in recovery-oriented activities that lead to personal growth, well-being and self-sufficiency.

Project HOME also offers health care, education and employment opportunities and social enterprise. Covenant House provides services for the young adults. 

*Please note that the wait list for units closed as of July 11, 2014 at 5 pm.  The current estimated wait time is at least a year.

Basic eligibility for affordable housing units includes:

  • Income eligibility (Please contact the property manager at 215-320-6192)

*Please note that the wait list for units closed as of July 11, 2014 at 5 pm.  The current estimated wait time is at least a year.

  • Homeless upon entry
    • Currently homeless and have a special need with written verification from a professional who is licensed by the state to diagnose and treat that condition.
  • Serious Mental Illness and/or
  • History of Substance Use Disorder and currently clean and sober
  • Commitment to a recovery lifestyle

*Please note that the wait list for units will be closing as of July 11, 2014 at 5 pm.  The current estimated wait time is at least a year.

  • Age 18-24 upon entry
  • Aged out of foster care or residential treatment and/or
  • Currently homeless or living in transitional housing
  • Employed and/or in school
  • On-site laundry
  • Community room with terrace
  • Library and computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Serenity room
  • Individual storage units

With a transformational leadership gift from Leigh and John Middleton, Project HOME created a public/private initiative to end and prevent chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia. The Middleton Partnership comprises visionary leaders who have joined with Leigh and John Middleton to ensure that together we realize this bold goal. 810 Arch Street will be the fourth Middleton Partnership project.

Since 2011, Project HOME and its community partners have created a new strategic and collaborative approach to provide housing, healthcare, education, and employment. Under Project HOME’s lead, the Partnership has identified the longest-term and most vulnerable people living on the streets and developed a comprehensive program of permanent housing (with services designed to break the cycle of homelessness) and also the necessary capacity to prevent chronic street homelessness in the future.

In addition, the Partnership will pilot evidence-based practices in drug- and alcohol-free housing coupled with employment, leading to greater economic independence for people struggling with addiction and chronic street homelessness. To prevent future homelessness, the Partnership will create new permanent supportive housing with strong education and employment opportunities targeted to youth aging out of foster care or who are experiencing homelessness.

The financial leverage and collaborative impact of the Middleton Partnership allows Project HOME to greatly expand its housing and services, including building six new residential programs with a total of 500 additional housing units – doubling overall housing capacity – and a new wellness center offering integrated health care services including primary, behavioral health, and dental care, together with wellness programs. Not only does the Middleton Partnership help Project HOME carry out its mission of ending homelessness, it generates economic and fiscal impacts throughout the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

On a daily basis, we witness the tremendous strength and courage of men and women who have overcome homelessness.  And daily, we experience what happens when a community with a shared vision comes together – what Jon Bon Jovi calls “The Power of We.” Together, we can seize this opportunity and make the ambitious hope of ending chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia a reality. We invite every sector of society to join us in this hope – and help make Philadelphia the first major City in our nation to end and prevent chronic street homelessness.

Visionary Leaders

Connelly Foundation
Sheila and John Connors
Janet and John Haas
The Honickman Family
JBJ Soul Foundation
Margaret and Paul Hondros
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals
Peggy and Harold Katz
Stephen B. Klein
Frances and James Maguire
Leigh and John Middleton
Elizabeth R. Moran
Neubauer Family Foundation
Oak Foundation
Raynier Institute and Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
Ruth and Morris Williams