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Meet Patuxent Commons! November 5th @ 6:30pm

Join us virtually for this introduction of Patuxent Commons to the community!  Our team will be on hand to answer any of your questions.  CLICK for meeting link.

Images of Patuxent Commons! – Fall 2020

We’re delighted to share these exciting images of the Patuxent Commons community!

HCAS has led the effort to develop Patuxent Commons as a partial solution to the housing crisis facing adults with autism and other disabilities in Howard County.

Our members have provided crucial seed funding and the input needed to bring this initiative forward from a promising idea to a viable concept. After a competitive selection process, Mission First Housing Group was selected to serve as the project’s developer. Earlier this year, Mission First secured an outstanding, transit-accessible location for the project in the Hickory Ridge neighborhood.

These preliminary images were designed by Moseley Architects, who’ve been working with us on this effort for the last three years. Click here for a fact sheet with all the details about Patuxent Commons.

This is an exciting stage in Patuxent Commons’ development but much work remains to be done. We have an important public meeting scheduled next week on Thursday, November 5, that we hope you’ll attend. Click for more information and access to the meeting link.

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The demand for affordable housing options for adults with autism and other disabilities in Howard County is rapidly growing. The HCAS Housing Committee has spent more than two years researching supportive housing models from across the country that could be adapted to address this pressing need. This process led HCAS to identify the intentional, intergenerational community model as an approach that could bring inclusive, affordable housing to Howard County. The model has been used successfully to support child welfare-involved populations in award-winning communities such as Bridge Meadows in Portland, Oregon, where it’s demonstrated effectiveness in increasing housing stability and reducing social isolation.

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Patuxent Commons In the News

Check out this article from The Business Monthly titled “Innovation and Inclusivity Driving New Housing Initiative in Howard County.”

We were the subject of an article in the Baltimore Sun/Howard County Times. Read about us online in The Baltimore Sun.

Patuxent Commons was a 2018 Finalist for the Changemaker Challenge sponsored by the Horizon Foundation and the United Way of Central Maryland!

Patuxent Commons Supporters

  • Envision Fund – Catonsville Presbyterian Church
  • Harkins Builders
  • Mosley Architects
  • PNC Bank
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • And many generous individual donors