Headlines – County Executive Pittman announces plans for new transitional housing community
Heritage at Madison Park in Glen Burnie will partner with county health and social service agencies to provide homeless residents with services, workforce training and permanent housing
Glen Burnie, MD (April 12, 2022) – Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced plans for the renovation and transformation of the Heritage Dollhouse Apartments in Madison Park, a new transitional housing community . The resort is located off Crain Highway in Glen Burnie.
“When we say Anne Arundel County should be the best place – for everyone, we mean everyone, including those without permanent housing,” said Anne County Executive Steuart Pittman. Arundel. “This project will help fill the gap in services for homeless people and provide a pathway to stable housing.
Purchased with a $3.19 million USA Rescue Plan (ARP) grant, Heritage at Madison Park will provide emergency and transitional housing for Anne Arundel County’s chronically homeless population. Arundel Community Development Services, Inc (ACDS) will contribute approximately $1 million in loans from the HOME Investment Partnerships Program to cover the cost of the renovations while the Anne Arundel County Housing Commission (HCAAC) will cover the costs of working.
“ACDS is pleased to provide the HOME Loan to support the rehabilitation work of this important project,” said Erin Karpewicz, CEO of Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. “The project adds 16 critical housing units to our continuum of services for the people. homelessness”.
The project is expected to be completed by June 30, 2023. Once renovations are complete, the former owners’ home will serve as an on-site resource center and guests will be able to move into fully furnished units. Each year, 16-20 clients will receive a housing choice voucher and will be assigned a case manager, who will conduct needs assessments and ongoing care.
“I am extremely pleased to support this county’s investment in transitional housing and complementary services for the chronically homeless,” said council member Allison Pickard. “This is a long-awaited missing link in our housing network that will allow people to move from tents to stable, supported housing.”
In addition to case management services, programs for Heritage guests will include crisis intervention services for guests with mental health, addictions and other crises. The Anne Arundel County Housing Commission (HCAAC) will lead the project in partnership with an on-site non-profit service provider working with other county departments and departments, such as the Department of Social Services, the Mental Health Agency, Office on Aging and Disabilities and Workforce Development.
During the intensive needs-based service year, all residents will design a case management plan for the services they require, such as vocational training services in partnership with entities such as the Development Corporation labor force Anne Arundel to help find viable employment. Disabled and elderly residents will have access to mobile meal services, health management and other resources to help them. HCAAC will then work with them to identify and be placed in permanent housing.
“The Housing Commission is delighted and looking forward to finally being able to create a viable new resource for our vulnerable and homeless residents,” said HCAAC Chief Executive Clifton Martin. “Acquiring this community is just the first step in an incredible partnership with the county and other agencies to alleviate the challenges of homelessness in our communities. Hopefully additional resources will be secured not only to renovate and modernize the current apartments, but to add additional units on site to help even more of our citizens.