In 1988, HHPCorp developed a group home acquisition and property management program for physically and mentally challenged individuals. Supported Living, Inc. (SLI) and Residential Opportunities, Inc. (ROI) resulted from a consortium of agencies comprised of the Howard County Association of Retarded Citizens (HCARC), Adaptive Living, Inc., Catholic Charities, HUMANIM, formerly known as Developmental Services Group and HHPC. Financial assistance to purchase SLI’s 18 group homes was provided by the State of Maryland Community Development Office, Howard County Housing and Community Development Office, the Baltimore Regional Community Development Corporation and the Enterprise Loan Fund. The Department of Housing and Urban Development under the HUD 811 PRAC Program, and the Howard County Housing and Community Development Office financed ROI’s seven group homes. Each property houses three residents and a counselor.
In 1998 HHPCorp, in partnership with HUMANIM, was awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop Transitional Housing Resources, Inc. (THRI). This entity purchased three SLI group homes.
HHPCorp, in partnership with Adaptive Living, Inc., was awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development in 2000 to develop Progressive Housing Partners, Inc. (PHPI). With this funding, PHPI purchased three of SLI’s group homes.
In 2002, HHPCorp’s continued their successful partnership with HUMANIM, Inc., and was awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop Access Homes, Inc. (AHI). This entity purchased two SLI group homes.
In 2007, the Howard County of Housing and Community Development awarded SLI a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to perform a major renovation on one of the group homes occupied by the ARC. The ranch style home was totally rehabbed to include Universal Design elements to accommodate the needs of the physically challenged and “Green” environmentally favorable design upgrades to conserve energy.
In 2008, a loan from the County’s HOME Program is funding the demolition and development of a new handicap accessible group home owned by SLI, also to be occupied by ARC. This new home received the Platinum Standard from the National Home Builders Association and from the US Green Building Council through their LEED initiative by incorporating energy efficient design elements, materials and appliances. The goal is for the design and architectural lay out of this group home to be replicated by other agencies working with the mentally and physically challenged individuals.
In 2010 BB Homes was established. It is a humanitarian project also being arranged by HHP Corp. There are 2 homes in the project providing housing to 6 residents.
St. Matthew House
HHPCorp manages St. Matthew House located in the Kings Contrivance Village Center in Columbia, MD. This property was built under the HUD 811 program in 1998 specifically to provide affordable housing for 15 physically disabled residents. It is one of a handful of such properties in the country. There are 15 one bedroom units with kitchenettes. The secure building has common areas including a living room with a large flat screen TV and fireplace, dining room and fully furnished kitchen. Monthly events are also available to residents. Please note that St. Matthew House is for single adults only.
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