MSH is developing two properties in the City of Frederick as quality, affordable, independent rental housing opportunities that will serve Fredrick County individuals and families living with psychiatric disabilities and extremely low income. MSH’s award-winning “Main Street Model” includes ongoing support for tenants toward achieving successful independent community living through supportive accountability practices such as coaching and regular inspections. The generous grant funding (FY 16 Strategic and Unrestricted Funds totaling $5,000) awarded by the Community Foundation will help support planned rehab and improvement projects at both properties.
“The impact of this support is REAL!,” said MSH Executive Director Kenneth Wireman. “The property improvements we can make thanks to the Community Foundation’s support ensure each home’s long-term sustainability, which means Frederick County individuals and families who become MSH tenants will be able to access truly affordable housing in robust neighborhoods, with real opportunities for community integration, for decades to come. We are so excited to be developing more affordable housing in Frederick, and these grants will allow us to move quickly in bringing our new properties online and ready for tenants.”