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Irvington Woods Apartments

Address: 4106 Potter Street Baltimore, Maryland 22129

Phone: (410) 644-7023

Fax: (410) 644-7028

Hours of Operation: Monday –Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM office hours
Monday- Friday 8:30AM-3:30PM resident advocate

Program Description
Irvington Woods is a permanent supportive housing program for eligible families and single adults. The Resident Services (RS) Program is a voluntary program and functions as a case management/counseling component and community resource liaison to establish opportunities for residents to improve their present situations and work towards self-sufficiency. When a resident moves into the complex, staff provides orientation to the RS program and encourages the resident to participate. During the initial orientation, an assessment is given to the resident which identifies the needs of the individuals/family. From the assessment, staff members are able to provide services and referrals to the resident through partnering with local agencies and organizations within the community. The primary goal of services is eviction prevention—to help residents keep their homes in partnership with property management. Our other primary goal is to implement creative programs and services to enhance the quality of life for the resident and their family. To further participation, regular resident meetings are held.

Facility Description
Irvington Woods Apartments has a total of 71 apartments of which 59 are two bedroom apartments and 12 are one bedroom apartments). On-site laundry facilities and a community room for program activities and meetings are also available to the resident.

Persons Served
Low income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans

Eligibility criteria include:

  1. Resident must be on the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) waiting list.
  2. Must pass a credit and background check by HABC and Property Management.
  3. Complete income and tax credit certification annually with Property Management.

Services Provided
Our services include but are not limited to: case management, financial literacy, literacy /computer classes, resume writing, job search life skills training, youth mentoring after school program, tenant-landlord mediation, eviction prevention, individual advocacy, benefits assistance, holiday activities and referral services as needed/requested by residents. Partnerships have been establish with the community Recreation Center, area churches and other local organization to provide youth services such as reading, tutoring, social skills, arts & crafts and games.

Staffing Pattern
Program Director, Resident Advocate, Property Manager and Property Management Staff

History
Irvington Woods is a 71 unit apartment complex located in the Irvington neighborhood of Baltimore City. Volunteers of America Chesapeake Inc., purchased the property in February 1997 through HUD's LIHPRHA program-a program designed to ensure that HUD properties owned by for profit sponsors remained as affordable housing for to low income families. Renovations to improve the deteriorated property were completed by Fall 1997, and then again in 2007.

For more information about the program please contact Christine Strohecker, Program Director at (410) 362-5657 or via email at cstrohecker@voaches.org.