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Housing

Stable housing provides a foundation for individuals, children, and families to lead healthy and productive lives.

Without housing, people are unable to focus on education, employment, health care, and other basic needs.

Geographic Focus Areas

The Foundation supports Housing projects for older adults nationally. Housing for all other populations is funded only in priority communities.

Priorities

Affordable Housing Development and Renovation

The Foundation supports the creation of new housing units, as well as the renovation of existing housing, to provide and maintain affordable, quality, and supportive housing options. Projects should be integrated into the broader community and must incorporate supportive services. Priority is given to projects that add new units of housing into a community.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • Affordable housing for older adults, including services that allow residents to age independently, within their communities, and with maximum quality of life.
  • Permanent supportive housing serving people exiting homelessness. Project details must include the types of services offered, as well as a focus on financial management and job training and career development.
  • Affordable housing that meets the needs of veterans, young adults with developmental disabilities, those escaping domestic violence, and other vulnerable populations.
Maintaining Stable Housing

The Foundation supports programs that allow people to remain housed within their communities by providing comprehensive services that meet a range of social, economic, and health needs.

Here are a few examples of appropriate projects:

  • Aging in community programs that allow older adults to age independently and with maximum quality of life. Specifically, programs may include home modification and repair, which can also be used as a platform for delivery of a variety of services.
  • Rapid Re-Housing programs for families, youth, veterans and others who have experienced homelessness. These programs include case management, limited financial assistance, and job services and career development.
  • Independent living, including supportive services that allow young adults with disabilities to live in the least restrictive environment possible, within their community.

It brings tears in your eyes because you see how they’re helping people, those that cannot help themselves. And I’m one of them…

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How to Apply

The Foundation has an online application process for all capital, program, and operating grant requests. To learn more about how to apply, including eligibility, click the link below.

If you have a visual impairment or any difficulty in navigating our grants intake tool, please email grantsintake@hjweinberg.org. We will be pleased to assist you.

Key Initiatives

Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS)

To date, the Foundation has invested $7 million in this Baltimore City initiative, which enables low-income older adult homeowners to remain independent by providing home modifications and repairs—including grab bars, electrical and plumbing repairs, and roof and furnace replacements—in addition to wraparound services.

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Deeply Affordable Housing

The Foundation has contributed $5 million for programs in Maryland and Illinois to provide deeply affordable housing for persons with disabilities. In partnership with state agencies, these programs create affordable apartments that enable eligible individuals to live independently and within their communities.

Deeply Afforadble Housing
Rapid Re-Housing and Employment

Over the past several years, the Foundation has supported the expansion of Rapid Re-Housing in Baltimore City to help more families move quickly out of homelessness. This effort includes a total of $1.75 million awarded to St. Vincent de Paul to help families with short-term financial assistance and case management and to assist individuals with job search and placement.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, or require any additional information regarding the grant process, please contact grantsintake@hjweinberg.org.