EHC and Women’s Housing Coalition (WHC) partnered to renovate a historic house in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood for WHC’s clients. The house was the residence of famed 19th century photographer David Bachrach and his niece, Gertrude Stein, during her time in Baltimore. With the support of Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. and Baltimore’s CHAP, EHC and WHC preserved this long neglected historic home. The property will provide permanent supportive housing for five women with children who have overcome substance abuse and who are moving forward on their path to self-sufficiency.
WHC’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness for women and children by providing affordable housing and supportive services to enable them to sustain social and financial independence. In addition to housing, WHC services include case management, advocacy and life skills training. WHC was founded in 1979 by a group of women responding to research showing that homeless woman were invisible in the community. WHC was created to assist this overlooked population.
Owner | WHC Reservoir Hill, LLC
Architect | K Lechleiter Architects
Contractor | Southway Builders
Funding Sources | Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.