"Poverty + Stigma ≠ Housing is a simple way to describe a complex problem that has significant and lasting impact on the lives of individuals remaining housed in RRP due to the lack of available affordable housing options in the community."
Check out our recent article about the challenges and opportunities that people moving out from a Residential Rehabilitation Program face when looking for quality, affordable, independent housing in their community.
It was a bright and sunny Saturday morning on September 27th when six smiling volunteers from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City arrived at a MSH property in Howard County. MSH was fortunate enough to again receive hours of volunteer service by St. John’s parishioners as part of Service Over Self, an event of the church’s Outreach commission to encourage community involvement.
The Gawthrop and Geist Families wasted no time in getting their hands dirty in the name of property improvement! In a few short hours, they spruced up the building inside and out – weeding and mulching, power-washing concrete, staining landscape timbers and washing windows. By noon, the property was looking spiffy and ready to welcome home a new Tenant on Monday.
MSH is proud to provide quality housing in desirable communities, and we are so grateful to have help from our friends to keep our homes beautiful. Many, many thanks to St. John’s Episcopal Church and to their members, the Geist and Gawthrop families, for spending their Saturday on Main Street!
For more information about St. John’s Episcopal Church, visit www.stjohnsec.org.