Pearl House

Pearl House is an affordable housing community serving the needs of homeless families recovering from drug and/or alcohol addictions. Residents experience apartment life and supportive services through the Recovery Center. Fairfield Homes, Inc. and the Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency own the $5 million Pearl House and rent only to recovering people with children. Residents sign a lease and can stay as long as they meet certain criteria regarding their recovery.

Pearl House is the first permanent, supportive housing project in the state to become a certified Head Start location. Here are additional details about the Pearl House:

  • There are 21 units, all are occupied and there’s a waiting list
  • 70 adults and 87 children have lived at the Pearl House
  • 43% resided at Pearl House for at least one year
  • 75% of the adults worked, were enrolled in college, or in a certificate program
  • 18 children were reunified with their parent(s) after being in emergency custody of Children’s Protective Services
  • 19 of 26 Children’s Protective Services cases were closed and the children were able to remain in the home
  • 71% of the residents have acquired a vehicle and been licensed to drive
  • 17 babies were born drug-free

“Pearl House is a model for other drug treatment and affordable housing communities.”

– Senator Rob Portman

To learn more about Pearl House, please contact Community Manager Anthony Smith at 740-277-7609 or

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