New Units of Supportive Housing for Disabled in Howard County in the Works
Rutter Project Management leads project with generous in-kind donations from Hatfield Equipment, JNM Engineering, LLC & Heath Contractors + others
In the 4th quarter of 2022, initial work began on the construction of a new accessible sidewalk and front entrance at a single-family dwelling that will become a new home for four (4) disabled adults once completed.
The home is owned by the ARC of Maryland and operated by the ARC of Howard County who are excited to expand their housing program capacity. The waiting list for supportive housing is long. The ARC's mission is to achieve full community life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — one person at a time. We are proud to help their team create a new safe, accessible and functional home for residents to enjoy for years to come.
Thus far, six MBIA companies have lined up to provide in-kind construction assistance - amazing! After design and permits were on hand, the start of construction was pushed back to 2023 in order to relocate utility lines and upgrade utility services to the 1969 home in Ellicott City. We are happy to report that BGE completed their portion of the work in March. We look forward to the completion of construction and the home's grand opening soon!
Work Begins at Domestic Violence Safe House in Prince George's County
The Columbia Building Co. (formerly BHBC) leads project with assistance from Gutschick Little & Weber PA, Fence and Deck Connection and others.
Home Builders Care is set to make a number of needed improvements at one of our regions primary domestic violence shelters. Located in Prince George's County, the 43-bed Safe Passage Shelter provided a total of 13,359 bed nights to women and children in crisis last year. The shelter is managed by Community Crisis Services.
Project work will first focus on improving drainage around the property as recent flooding has caused damage to key play areas for the children. In conjunction with that work, decking and gathering areas are being redesigned to help create a safer and better connected home for all residents and staff.
Enhancing Safety and Accessibility with a Baltimore County Nonprofit
Chris and her roommates at a community living group home in Middle River are getting a new bathroom! The renovation project will expand and enhance this bathroom to better fit the needs of the four women with disabilities who live there - and their caregivers. The project will also affect the adjacent laundry room and improve the home's accessibility and functionality. We are proud to lend our assistance to Unified Community Connections and help them in their important work to support people with disabilities in achieving independence, productivity and the quality of life they seek.
HBCF Turn Key Grants Make Projects Happen
Housing Unlimited, Inc. (HUI) turns to Home Builders Care for Assistance
With over 80 homes serving more than 230 very low-income people, HUI provides affordable, independent housing for adults in mental health recovery in Montgomery County. The nonprofit has been a partner of HBCF for several years and we are proud to have helped them grow their program since 2000 - when they had only 10 homes and housed 45 individuals! Our latest project with HUI involves the conversion of an unused carport at one of their homes into a storage area to securely hold donated furniture and fixtures for their housing program.
Providing Accessibility Modifications at the House that Builders Built
A Turn Key Grant was provided to Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna for their new home in Havre De Grace under construction. A number of MBIA members in Harford County have also stepped up to help. The home is being built for a single parent family with two children, one of whom is disabled. Our assistance moves the project to completion.
Supporting Critical Repair Programs for Low-Income Homeowners in Maryland
While HBCF does not help individual homeowners with needed repairs, we do lend some help to nonprofits that assist low-income disabled and elderly homeowners in need of help. Since 2000, Home Builders Care Foundation has lent its expertise and resources to support multiple repair programs throughout Maryland. The local programs we support target rebuilding projects for low-income seniors/disabled homeowners to keep them safely housed. In 2023, small project grants were provided to a total of fourteen (14) local organizations that provided critical repair programs in our territory.
Learn more our TurnKey Project Grant Program
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