Locust House is a 4-bedroom, fully-furnished home in West Philadelphia, with the capacity to house a maximum of 3 residents. Through Locust House, Redemption Housing provides a home and supportive services to returning citizens who are in their “Next Level” of reentry. Given the stringent housing limitations placed on returning citizens in Philadelphia, many people with convictions have been rendered homeless. Residents of Locust House have been released within the past one to five years and have already developed a supportive foundation within their community.
Residents can remain in this program for up to two years. They are required to be working or in school and must remain clean and sober. They are also each partnered with a volunteer mentor from one of Redemption Housing’s Connecting Congregations.