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Program Information
Program Name: Main Street Housing, Inc.
Agency Name: On Our Own of Maryland, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Kenneth R. Wireman
Address: 1521 S. Edgewood Street
Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21227
Telephone #: 410-646-0262
Fax #: 410-646-0264
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Housing
Target Participants:
Children, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To provide decent, safe, affordable housing for persons with psychiatric disabilities. To keep families together. To improve the lives of persons with psychiatric disabilities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: "The mission of Main Street Housing, Inc. (MSH) is to develop decent, safe, and affordable housing for individuals with psychiatric disabilities."
Additional Information: In 2002, MSH purchased two properties in Washington County. Both properties are two bedroom duplexes that are located in Hagerstown, MD. All four units have been rehabilitated and are housing individuals and families with psychiatric disabilities to this day. In addition, MSH has just purchased two properties in Howard County. Both homes are located in Columbia, MD, and have the capacity to house three consumers each. One house is currently in the rehabilitation process, while the other houses individuals with psychiatric disabilities. At this time MSH has the capacity to provide housing for 14 individuals. Our plan is to double the capacity within the next 18 months by purchasing properties in two additional counties by the year 2006.

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