Project HOME is on the front lines addressing one of the most devastating crises in the nation – homelessness. Today, Project HOME is redoubling its efforts by creating recovery housing coupled with services for people impacted by the opioid epidemic.
By creating safe, recovery-orientated housing right in the epicenter of the crisis, Project HOME will empower adults to break the cycle of chronic homelessness while addressing the impact of addiction.
Maguire Residence launched this initiative by refurbishing an entire city block in the heart of Kensington to include 42 homes and green space. One of the three new affordable permanent supportive housing options for people who have experienced homelessness and are committed to recovery, Maguire Residence will focus on attainment of employment and educational goals while establishing a lifestyle that promotes wellness, recovery, and community.
Support services are provided by Project HOME. For individuals with histories of homelessness, mental health or addiction disorders, each will have progressed to have the skills necessary to live independently and support services will be available on and off site.
Recovery and support services are offered by Project HOME. For individuals with histories of homelessness, mental health or addiction disorders, each will have progressed in their recovery to have the skills necessary to live independently and support services will be available on and off site. Services focus on attainment of employment and educational goals and establishing lifestyle that promote wellness, recovery, and community.
The building offers affordable living in a setting that reflects the diverse nature of the community.
Eligibility requirements include (but are not limited to):
- All applicants must be 18 or older. No alcohol or drugs on site
- Maximum household size is 2 persons for 1-bedroom apartments, and 1 person for efficiency units
- 15 units are reserved for applicants that are chronically homeless. You must apply through your case manager
- 10 units – preference is given to eligible applicants that are homeless or formerly homeless
Minimum income: $600 per month for PHA subsidized units, no minimum income for OHS subsidized units
Maximum income: See Annual Income Limits Chart. Note: Income limits vary by unit. Only households with income at or below the identified limit will be selected for those units
Full time students are not eligible unless they meet certain additional eligibility requirements
Rent for PHA subsidized units is 30 percent of income or $50, whichever is higher. Rent for OHS subsidized units is 30 percent of income. Resident pays for unit electricity, cable, and phone.
- Twelve one-bedroom apartments and 30 efficiency units
- Twenty-seven units subsidized by Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)
- Fifteen units subsidized by Office of Homeless Services (OHS)
- Case management
- Resident leadership
- Recovery support
- Educational opportunities for employment
- Access to medical care
- Affordable housing
- Outdoor space
- Six units are fully accessible to people with mobility impairment
- Two units for people with sensory impairment
- A person with a verifiable disability who needs the features of these units will be given priority