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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 meeting other basic needs. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that provide safe and affordable housing.

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.

Key initiatives

Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS)

To date, the Foundation has committed $7 million to expand the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) program that provides home modifications and repairs, as well as wraparound services, for low-income older adults who wish to remain independent.

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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 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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Deeply Affordable Housing

The Foundation has provided a total of $5 million ($4 million in Maryland and $1 million in Illinois) to provide deeply affordable housing for people with disabilities. In partnership with state agencies, these programs create affordable apartments that allow eligible individuals to live independently and within their communities.

Deeply Afforadble Housing
Together We Care

The Foundation’s Together We Care initiative focuses on identifying best practices in home-based and community-based services for older adults and their caregivers. Specifically, the Foundation is dedicated to providing access to core services through a streamlined approach known as No Wrong Door. Individuals who access an agency for one service will be screened and referred to all other available services necessary for them to age independently, within their communities, and with maximum quality of life.

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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.