Mission and History
Housing Unlimited is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Montgomery County, MD that provides affordable, permanent housing for low-income individuals in mental health recovery. We focus on promoting independence and recovery by providing a stable and comfortable home. With the security of knowing that their housing is secure, our tenants can focus on becoming valued and integrated members of the community.
We provide shared housing - single family and three bedroom townhouses - and rent them at below-market rates to qualified individuals. Rent is computed on a sliding scale based on income and is capped to encourage employment and maintain a sense a security.Tenants are responsible for their own health, finances, interpersonal relationships, and maintaining a clean home.
We encourage our tenants to succeed in their independence by providing concrete incentives such as rent credits for getting involved in the community. We also provide paid intern opportunities so that tenants can gain work experience.
Many of the people that we serve come to Housing Unlimited from homeless shelters, supervised residential programs, or the homes of their aging parents. With more than 150 people on our waiting list, Housing Unlimited must continue acquiring new homes to meet the needs of adults in mental health recovery who are seeking a permanent, affordable, and independent place to live. We can’t grow fast enough to meet the increasing needs of the community.
Housing Unlimited was founded in 1991 by a group of parents of adults in mental health recovery. We acquired our first house in 1994. Today, we serve 167 individuals in 59 homes throughout Montgomery County, MD.