Project HOME's supportive housing programs offer permanent, subsidized housing for individuals and families who had been homeless. Most residents come to Project HOME from a safe haven, a shelter or from the streets.
Connelly House is a clean-and-sober, permanent affordable supportive housing residence for adults, providing 55 fully-furnished, subsidized efficiency apartments. Accessible units are also available.
Residents are offered service coordination, personal recovery services, healthcare, education, social enterprise and employment opportunities. Residents are encouraged to participate in recovery-oriented activities that lead to personal growth, well-being and self-sufficiency.
In addition, there are 24 single-room occupancy units for men in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction with support services provided by Bethesda Project. For additional information about the Bethesda Project units and for intake information, please call 215-985-1600 or visit www.bethesdaproject.org.
Connelly House was accredited by the American Institute of Architects award for Community Design and was certified by the U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification system for being an environmentally-friendly, sustainable building.
Continuum of Care | Permanent and Supportive Affordable Housing
55 Fully Furnished Efficiency Apartments (15 Affordable Units Dedicated for Chronically Homeless)
- Documented current homelessness
- Documented current disability of serious mental illness
- Must be over age 18
- Demonstrated the ability to live independently, including monitoring medications; managing finances; cooking and cleaning; managing transportation; and other independent living skills
- Committed to recovery:
- Willingness to live a clean and sober lifestyle
- Submission to random drug tests
- Engagement with appropriate supports (TCM services, OP/IOP programs, NA/AA, Peer Services)
- On-site laundry
- Green roof
- Community room with terrace
- Computer lab
- Fitness room
- Individual storage units
Referrals are made via the Homeless Services Clearinghouse CSS referral process. Individuals experiencing homelessness who have an approved CSS referral application will be considered for these vacancies.
55 Fully Furnished Affordable Efficiency Apartments (15 Units Dedicated for Chronically Homeless)
- 30 percent of Income
None of us are home until all of us are home, and at Project HOME this means that we can all have a decent standard of living today without compromising our needs in the future. When thinking about the footprints – the waste, the greenhouse gases, the toxins – we leave behind through our daily living, we must recognize that the earth is our home.
This is why Project HOME has made sustainability a priority for current and future developments. Sustainability is based on a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Thus, our goal is to ensure that all developments reflect the shared values of economic, social, and environmental sustainability by:
- Decreasing energy usage
- Constructing all new buildings to meet Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification guidelines
- Reducing fuel use of Project HOME vehicles
- Procuring more sustainable products
- Reducing waste
- Engaging Project HOME community members in sustainability efforts
- Supporting neighborhood sustainability
- Increasing access to healthy foods for residents and community members
Guided by these principles, we’ve taken sustainability from offices to residences, and even to gardens to promote energy and waste reduction, environmental education and justice, and health and wellness for all.