In addition to our transitional programs, Marian House also houses approximately 80 women and families in our permanent housing program, Marian House III. Here, residents receive community support and high quality case management, home visits and access to support services such as educational and employment assistance. Rental assistance is provided to residents through a Shelter Plus care grant that Marian House receives to assure that payments are affordable.
In the scattered site program, women and often families are assisted with finding suitable housing with the help of Marian House staff, and in these situations Marian House enters into a rental agreement with the landlord of an apartment or home in Baltimore City. With the assistance of rental subsidies, women and families are able to live independently despite the rise in rental costs in Baltimore.
Serenity Place, located at 932 Gorsuch Avenue, is located across the street from our program center in the Better Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore City. The site is an old school building that was renovated as part of a joint effort between Homes for America, Inc. and Marian House. Homes for America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing corporation which specializes in developing and preserving housing for low and moderate income households and special needs populations. Serenity Place offers affordable permanent housing to Marian House residents and other low-income persons who are not financially able to enter the general housing market. The facility’s housing capacity is 14 one-bedroom and 5 two-bedroom apartment units.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building at Independence Place
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building at Independence Place, located at 4103 Old York Road in the Penn Lucy neighborhood of Baltimore City, is Marian House’s largest permanent housing facility. Also a former school building renovated to offer affordable permanent housing to Marian House residents, this facility offers 10 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartment units. Residents are supported by Marian House with services to foster productive, independent living. The complex is conveniently located close to public transportation, shopping, health facilities, and other community amenities.