Progress on the
Single Room Occupancy Dwellings!
The pictures above are of the completed SRO Project, these are the two completed SRO Homes. We have a third under construction and will be completed early this year.
So, as the housing market soars so do rents and individuals who are on a fixed income like Veterans, Disabled, Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, and seniors and their choices for housing becomes greatly reduced. The average rent in our area starts at $1000 and goes up from there. The average person on Social Security Disability, or Social Security or a stipend for rent (youth) make anywhere from $500-$1100 so many of these individuals are at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless because they don’t make enough money to rent anything.
Shared Housing is the only way to make the rent equation work, but who wants to live with people you don’t know? We found this out from our shared housing that we already rent. Getting along with people you don’t know and necessarily don’t want to know becomes an issue when someone’s habits that they have accrued over the many years get’s under someone else’s skin.
We looked at the Single Room Occupancy model four single room occupancy units under one roof. Each unit will have it’s own bedroom, Universal Design bathroom, and kitchenette. With a shared washer/dryer area, lounge and a case management office. This design allows each individual to stay in their own area with having minimal interaction with other housemates. The average rent for these units is $350 including utilities but not cable.
For more information or to get on the waiting list please call 239-689-4944 or send and e-mail regarding getting on the waiting list to: firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to hearing from you!