When the antiquated boilers at our Baltimore City apartment building began to break down this Winter, Main Street Housing braced for the possibility of ‘freezing conditions’ when it came to the other property improvement projects we had planned for the Spring. The emergency repairs made to the existing machines were not going to last, so replacing all four gas boilers had to be done quickly… and at significant expense.
Fortunately, we were tremendously lucky to receive assistance for the boiler replacement project from two wonderful sources. The Caroline Fredricka Holdship Charitable Trust, administered by PNC Charitable Trusts, presented MSH with a very generous grant of $10,000 toward the new boilers. Additional costs were covered by a $3,300 grant from The Herbert Bearman Foundation, which had also funded installation of some new appliances at the building earlier in the year.
Our Baltimore City apartment building provides four units of quality, affordable, independent housing for individuals and families living with psychiatric disabilities and Extremely Low Income. The new energy-efficient boilers will produce affordable, reliable heat for decades to come.