Are you a single mom or know one?  Is one of your biggest dreams going back to school or completing an additional degree?  Do you need a place to live that's affordable and can support you in your goals?



Below is a list of the general criteria required for living at The House Next Door.  We try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible, recognizing that each mother comes with her own unique set of circumstances.  If you have questions or wonder if you are eligible, we encourage you to contact the Director at:

  • Mothers must be 18 or fully emancipated at time of residence.  Children must be 8 years old or younger at time of initial residence.  Two children maximum preferred, per mother.
  • Mothers must be enrolled at least part-time, working toward their degree.  This can include working to complete a GED, technical/trade degree, or higher education degree (Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's).  At least part of the classes must be on a physical campus — additional classes may be taken online. 
  • Mothers are expected to maintain a 2.0+ GPA
  • Both mother and child(ren) must be current on school required vaccines.  Mothers are responsible for providing any health insurance needs.
  • All residents must agree to abide by The House rules (NO smoking, NO drugs, NO alcohol, NO pets, NO overnight guests).


  • Residents are expected to clean up after themselves/their children, participate in community household chores, and respect the space/belongings of others.  This includes not monopolizing any shared spaces.
  • Each mother is responsible for her own children at all times.
  • Any/all family court matters must be upheld and observed.
  • School-aged children are required to have regular school attendance.
  • Observe Quiet Hours: 8 pm–7 am, Sunday-Thursday; 10 pm–9 am, Friday-Saturday
  • Observe Visiting Hours: 10 am–8 pm, Sunday-Thursday; 10 am–9 pm, Friday-Saturday
  • Any borrowed items (bedding, furniture) should be returned in good condition upon moving out.  Normal wear is completely expected.


  • Rent is FREE!
  • Each family pays $75 a month to cover their share of the utilities (water, gas, electric, sewer, trash/recycling).
  • Each family covers the costs of their own food, insurance, and any personal expenses.

application process

  1. Download and complete the application (below).  You can submit it via email to OR you can drop it off at The House Next Door office.
  2. The Director will contact you to find out more about your goals and current education program.  The Director will also set up a time for you to come to the office for an interview and tour of The House Next Door.  The interview and tour usually takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. After your interview, the Board will decide if you meet the necessary criteria and would be a good fit for The House Next Door. 
  4. The Director will contact you to give you the decision of the Board.  You should know within a few days to one week.  If you are accepted to live at The House Next Door, the Director will set up a time for you to move in and complete the move-in paperwork.  If you need any furnishings for your room, the Director will work on finding these and setting them up prior to your move-in date. 

The House Next Door does not discriminate its applicants based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious preference.


    the space...

    The House has 3 floors and a large backyard with a patio and some additional storage space.

    There are 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, 2 living rooms, and a separate playroom.  There is also a washer & dryer on-site, WIFI internet, 1 scientific calculator for residents to share, and 2 laptops for residents to share for schoolwork.