Project HOME’S 19th Affordable Residence Opens
Maguire Residence provides affordable housing in the heart of Kensington at the epicenter of Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Project HOME continues its efforts to end homelessness by creating recovery housing coupled with services for people impacted by the opioid epidemic. By creating safe, recovery-orientated housing right in the epicenter of the crisis, Kensington, Project HOME will empower adults to break the cycle of chronic homelessness while addressing the impact of addiction.
Maguire Residence is the result of an entire city block refurbishment at1920 East Orleans Street in Kensington to include 42 homes and green space. One of the three new affordable permanent supportive housing options for people who have experienced homelessness and are committed to recovery, Maguire Residence will focus on attainment of employment and educational goals while establishing a lifestyle that promotes wellness, recovery, and community.
Support services are provided by Project HOME. For individuals with histories of homelessness, mental health or addiction disorders, each will have progressed to have the skills necessary to live independently and support services will be available on and off site.
Since 1989, Project HOME has helped thousands of people break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by providing a continuum of care that includes street outreach, supportive housing and comprehensive services that focus on health care, education and employment through both adult and youth education and enrichment programs at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs and community-based health care services at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center.
This is the seventh project of MPOWER, a unique partnership model drawing on a powerful network of people and ideas that multiplies Project HOME’s impact in five key areas: investments, relationships, resources, advocacy, and evidence. In just five years, the Partnership’s impact multiplier model has leveraged $25 million into $250 million which has helped to provide services to more than 15,000 people, including ending chronic street homelessness for more than 1000 people.