Ruth Williams House

2415 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132

Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building provides 88 units of affordable housing to men and women who are homeless, formerly homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless—including young adults. Residents of the supportive housing apartments at Ruth Williams House are linked to medical and behavioral health services and substance use treatment and recovery services, as needed. All residents are eligible to receive employment and education services through Project HOME’s Workforce Solutions program.

The residence further expands our Young Adult Program, adding 20 apartments for young adults aged 18 to 23 at entry who have aged out of foster care and who are experiencing homelessness, have in the past, or are at risk of homelessness. The program is a key component of our initiative to end and prevent homelessness, with research showing that vulnerable young adults are one of the largest and fastest-growing groups of homeless individuals. 

 

Program Eligibility:

Nine fully-furnished efficiency apartments

  • Documented current homelessness
  • Documented current disability of serious mental illness
  • Must be over age 18
  • Demonstrated the ability to live independently, including monitoring medications; managing finances; cooking and cleaning; managing transportation; and other independent living skills
  • Committed to recovery:
    • Willingness to live a clean and sober lifestyle
    • Submission to random drug tests
    • Engagement with appropriate supports (TCM services, OP/IOP programs, NA/AA, Peer Services)


AFFORDABLE HOUSING

79 efficiency apartments (20 designated for young adults)

  • Income restrictions apply
  • Some age restrictions apply

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Units

Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
Studio (Studio/1) 563 Call for Price

Property Amenities

  • Community Room
  • On-site Laundry

Unit Amenities

  • Water Trash and Sewer Included

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

This project has received some funding from a participating jurisdiction (local or state government agency) through the HUD HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME). In projects with five or more HOME-assisted units, at least 20% of these units must be occupied by families earning 50% or less of area median income (AMI). All other HOME-assisted units must be occupied by families earning 80% or less of AMI, but in practice most are reserved for families earning 60% or less AMI. Maximum monthly rent is capped with a Low HOME Rent for <50% AMI units and a High HOME Rent for the remaining HOME-assisted units. Contact the property directly for the specific dollar amount of these rent caps.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Ruth Williams House is managed by Project HOME.

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