The Light House is both a facility and a program. We provide emergency shelter and affordable housing solutions for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Emergency Shelter at 10 Hudson Street
Our 24,400 square foot facility at 10 Hudson Street is a central location that houses our many programs and services. This location acts as the emergency shelter for our Residential Program clients, and shelters 45 individuals and 5 families with up to 20 children.
Residential clients are provided with:
- Basic Needs: food, shelter, clothing, transportation to appointments, etc.
- Case management: mental health stabilization, substance abuse prevention support, health care and support program enrollment Financial assistance: prescriptions, vital documents, etc.
- Housing search and placement
- Employment support programs and services: adult basic education, financial empowerment, expungement clinics, job search/placement, meetings with Light House Employment Specialist
Upon starting the program, individual residents can stay for up to three months and families can stay for up to six months. If they are progressing through the program and are unable to find housing after their initial residential period, clients can apply for monthly extensions of up to three months for individuals and six months for families.
Affordable Housing Properties Throughout Annapolis
The Light House owns and operates five transitional housing properties throughout Annapolis to provide housing options for clients coming out our Light House Residential Program. These residents are granted an initial year lease with project based vouchers through the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County. They are required to contribute 30% of their income and can stay for up to two years. They are provided with Light House case management services to guide them towards sustainable housing.
- Willow House – A property adjacent to 10 Hudson Street with affordable housing for five women.
- Anchor House Properties – Three residences that provide affordable housing for families. Properties consist of one five-bedroom home for one multi-generational family, and two two-bedroom apartments for small families.
- 202 West Street – The original site of The Light House, this location was repurposed to include four supportive housing units for homeless men and to house our Light House Bistro and Catering social enterprises.