Humility Homes Buying More Housing
An organization based in Davenport is expanding to try and end homelessness. Humility Homes offers safe and quality housing for those in need and was recently awarded $4.2 million to buy more apartments and houses.
Supportive Housing Supervisor Laurie Wilcox says this grant will help Humility Homes come one step closer to its goal.
"It's always been a mission as well and a dream for us to end homelessness in the Quad Cities and our vision to have a safe place for everyone to call home."
$3 million of the $4.2 million comes from ARPA funds given to Scott County and will pay for 35 new units. The remaining grant money will pay for 25 more.
Wilcox says Humility Homes follows a "housing first" philosophy, prioritizing safe and quality housing for those in need.
"All of our housing is based on individuals that have low barriers and we do take any individuals or families as they are. And everyone is housing ready and we go by our housing first philosophy."
Humility Homes has already bought 13 units and Wilcox predicts people will be able to start moving in in May.