Join us in our efforts to prevent, reduce, and eliminate homelessness in the City of Salisbury. Anne Street Village, opening in May 2023, is Salisbury's first transitional housing community for unhoused residents, an initiative from our Department of Housing and Community Development.

We invite you to support this crucial initiative through our brand-new Anne Street Village Sponsorship Program, a partnership between the City of Salisbury Department of Housing and Community Development and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. For those not interested in our tiered sponsorship program, donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and accepted at the link below.

Anne Street Village, located in Salisbury's historic Church Street Neighborhood, features 23 units, a central personal hygiene facility, and an on-site wellness center, which will provide wraparound services to all residents including mental and physical healthcare, addictions counseling, and workforce development registration. Each unit will house one of Salisbury's homeless residents, and includes a bed, HVAC unit, refrigerator, and a standard set of additional amenities to make each resident feel at home.

In collaboration with case managers, each resident will participate in a three-tiered program to facilitate the transition into permanent housing through the City’s Housing First program. Residents will work with their case manager to develop daily living skills, savings and budgeting plans, and self-determined SMART Goals in preparation for obtaining permanent housing. The goal of Anne Street Village is to transition residents into permanent housing by month 12, whenever possible, including an acclimation period.

Anne Street Village is an initiative from the City of Salisbury's Housing First program. Per the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Housing First approach views housing as the foundation for life improvement and enables access to permanent housing without prerequisites or conditions beyond those of a typical renter. This approach is guided by the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to anything less critical, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or attending to substance use issues. Learn more at