Avalon Housing first opened its doors in 1992 with the purchase of one house on West William Street. Avalon was able to help six people struggling with homelessness in Washtenaw County start a new life with housing they could afford and with the support they would need to maintain it. Carole McCabe, our current executive director was part of a small group of people working at the emergency shelter who had a vision for Avalon.
“We watched people get into an apartment, then end up back at the shelter again. We knew that ending homelessness would require a more creative approach and a more long-term solution. Avalon Housing grew out of this experience, and into what is now more widely known as Supportive Housing.”