In 1994, a team of Montgomery County parents set a goal: independent housing for their adult children with psychiatric disabilities. They believed their children would grow happier and healthier when empowered to live safely on their own. Today, Housing Unlimited owns 76 homes, providing 210 individuals with housing – as well as the responsibilities it entails and great privileges it brings. Rents are based on each tenant's income and are capped both to provide security and encourage employment. Residents remain free to make their own decisions regarding therapy and medical care. A Tenants' Council strengthens leadership and organizational skills and ensures that tenants have a voice in their day-to-day lives. The current waitlist for this effective program is two years long: your contribution will help even more individuals in mental health recovery become proudly independent.
Housing Unlimited is operating in a "business as usual" mode in this difficult time. Even though staff are operating remotely, they continue to check in weekly by phone with each of the 215 tenants to ensure that all are succeeding in their independent housing. Housing Unlimited has also been able to purchase a new home during this period – to increase the number of people it is able to serve.