Safe, Affordable Housing
One of the major barriers to self-sufficiency is establishing safe housing. The greatest need of all Coburn Place participants is safe and affordable housing. All Coburn Place residents live in individual, fully-furnished apartment homes. Each apartment includes a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom(s) and living spaces designed for privacy and to promote independent living. Gas, electricity and water are included. The building and grounds are fenced in with access granted by a staff member 24/7.
During the first six months or CORE Phase, we provide all residents with access to Care, Opportunities, Resources and Empowerment services. Coburn Place does not charge rent during the CORE phase.
As residents move into the Self-Sufficiency Phase (months 7-24), we help prepare them for the responsibilities that come with independent living. Rent is assessed at an amount that never exceeds 30% of a resident’s income. Any money that is paid for housing costs (minus any damage or assessed fees) is returned to the resident upon exit from the program. This “nest egg” provides great assistance as they move into permanent housing.
Our building has been beautifully rehabbed from its former use as a school. In addition to the apartments and offices, there are many comfortable and inviting spaces that provide a sense of home and community to all who enter our doors. We are very proud of our building and welcome visitors for tours. Please contact us at 923-5750 or email to set a time and date.
Our building includes:
- 15 one-bedroom apartments
- 15 two-bedroom apartments
- 5 three-bedroom apartments
- 3 quiet, confidential meeting rooms
- large, multi-purpose community room with a full kitchen
- 2 youth activity rooms
- women’s and children’s computer labs
- fitness center
- laundry room
- playground with a jungle gym and basketball court
- peace garden
- picnic benches and grills
- gated and secure parking lot
- program and administrative offices
- 24/7 on-site support
We are conveniently located on the bus line near a drugstore, several restaurants, a police station and a library.