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Frequently Asked Questions2020-07-14T20:46:15-04:00

The following provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Main Street. If you have additional questions about Main Street membership, please complete the Main Street contact form. If you have questions about the apartments at Main Street, please visit LivingAtMainStreet.com.

How many apartments does Main Street have?2020-08-15T00:20:00-04:00

Main Street has 70 apartments including 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units; 17 of the apartments are designated for adults with disabilities.

Where is Main Street located?2020-08-15T00:20:25-04:00

Main Street is located at 50 Monroe Place in Rockville, Maryland – 500 feet from the Rockville Metro station and bus transportation and near all the amenities of Rockville Town Center including restaurants, shops, a theater, a library, free events in Rockville Town Square and more.

Are units at Main Street for sale or for rent?2020-08-15T00:25:50-04:00

All the units at Main Street are rentals.

When did Main Street open?2022-01-27T18:08:39-05:00

The ribbon cutting for the Main Street building was held on July 30, 2020. (Check out a video of the celebration here.) Residents began moving into Main Street during the first week of August 2020.

How can I support Main Street?2022-07-07T15:21:00-04:00

We welcome anyone to join the Main Street community as a member, volunteer or donor.

How can I stay updated on Main Street?2022-07-07T15:22:37-04:00

If you are not ready to become a member, you can get Main Street news by joining our e-mail list and following us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

How can I become a member of Main Street?2022-07-07T15:23:18-04:00

Both residents and non-residents are eligible for Main Street membership. For information about membership, please click here.

Will Main Street help applicants or residents find a roommate?2022-07-07T15:23:52-04:00

Main Street is unable to assist residents with finding roommates.

In the affordable units at Main Street, all household members must be qualified through the full application process. So, applicants should apply together if they are going to move in together. While it is possible for a new roommate to apply to join an existing household, it is more complicated than having them apply together in the first place.

How do I apply to live at Main Street?2022-07-07T17:04:16-04:00

S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. is the management company that leases and operates the apartments at Main Street. Detailed information about the apartments and the building can be found on their website here. All of the apartments at Main Street are currently full. S.L. Nusbaum maintains a waiting list for future availability, but is unable to accept additional names for the waiting list at this time.  

Do Main Street members receive priority to rent an apartment at Main Street?2022-07-07T17:07:07-04:00

No. About 75% of Main Street apartments are affordable, thanks to the Low Income Housing Tax Credits granted to the project by the State of Maryland. The regulations governing those tax credits, in addition to fair housing laws, do not allow for Main Street members to receive priority for an apartment.

S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. is the management company that leases and operates the apartments at Main Street. Detailed information about the apartments and the building can be found on their website here. All of the apartments at Main Street are currently full. S.L. Nusbaum maintains a waiting list for future availability, but is unable to accept additional names for the waiting list at this time.

What is Main Street?2022-07-07T17:09:45-04:00

Main Street is a nonprofit organization committed to creating dynamic opportunities through affordable, inclusive housing and community engagement for people of all abilities. The Main Street apartment building offers 75% of its units as affordable housing, with 25% of those designated for people with varying special needs. The 10,000 square-foot community center located on the ground floor of Main Street serves as the hub of activity for resident and non-resident members. A robust schedule of programs offers virtual and in-person opportunities six days a week and covers a wide range of interests – including social, recreational, educational, wellness and cultural.

Soulfull Cafe, a coffee shop and partnership with Main Street Connect, is located at the front of the Main Street building and is open to the public. Soulfull provides employment opportunities for people of all abilities.

What kind of supports are available for residents?2022-07-11T09:12:26-04:00

Bring Your Own IndependenceMain Street has a unique philosophy of inclusion that we call “Bring Your Own Independence” or BYOI. Main Street is not a service provider and does not provide care giving or support staff to meet individualized, customized, one-on-one needs. Main Street residents and members are encouraged to bring with them whatever and whomever they need to help them fully access and enjoy the benefits of living at Main Street and/or being a member of the community center.  This may mean bringing a family member, direct support professional, communication device, mobility aid, etc.

Residents in need of extra support have the option to hire a Main Street Community Coach, a life coach who provides limited types of assistance. Find details about Community Coaches here.

Learn more about Main Street’s BYOI approach, all that Main Street offers to residents and members and what we cannot offer on our BYOI webpage.

How can I get information about starting a community like Main Street in another location?2022-07-18T12:00:57-04:00

We want the Main Street model to spread far and wide and are happy to provide guidance to those who wish to start a similar community in another location. Please visit our Housing Resources webpage for information and inspiration regarding creating a community like Main Street.

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