After 15 years of near continuous property production, Main Street Housing (MSH) has reached one of the most exciting milestones a non-profit housing development organization can dream of:
Our 100th Tenant Slot!
Thanks to generous funding through the City of Annapolis Community Development Block Grant and a grant from the Anne Arundel Mental Health Agency, this October MSH broke ground on the property improvement project that will create the opportunity for a new tenant living with psychiatric disabilities and Extremely Low Income to experience quality, affordable, independent housing in their community.
Five years ago, MSH purchased a large townhome in a quiet residential community within the City of Annapolis. While it had a sizable ground-floor bedroom, the barrier to having three tenant slots for this building was that the full bathrooms were both on the top floor. One of our standards for a home ‘on Main Street’ is that individuals sharing a unit as co-tenants should have equitable private living and bathing space, and so this property has been occupied by two tenants since 2012.
Thanks to the new grant funding, construction of a new full bathroom on the ground floor started in October and is slated for completion by the end of the year. MSH is currently screening applicants to select the third tenant for the new slot at this property. Over the past 12 months, more than 30 single adult Anne Arundel County residents have applied to MSH, the majority of whom are experiencing homelessness.
Since our very first property purchase in 2002, MSH has been growing steadily thanks to the generous support of the MD Department of Health, MD Department of Housing and Community Development, local foundations and individual donors like YOU! We hope you feel as proud as we do!
Spring 2016 Update
Renovations are complete and this home has welcomed its third tenant!