Residential Services

Residential Services

Peckham Housing Corporation offers subsidized housing for eligible persons with disabilities who desire affordable independent living. Residents participate in extra-curricular activities and become a part of a close-knit community that supports and encourages self-advocacy and independence.

House of Ruth

This six-bed residential group home serves men with developmental disabilities. The home is a collaborative effort between House of Ruth Board, Peckham and Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton and Ingham (CMH-CEI). The House of Ruth receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and CMH.

Capital Gardens Apartments

This 20-unit apartment complex in Lansing is conveniently located on a CATA bus route. Peckham Housing Corporation offers HUD subsidized housing for eligible persons with disabilities.

Independence Square Apartments

This 24-unit apartment complex in Lansing is conveniently located on a CATA bus route. Peckham Housing Corporation offers HUD subsidized housing for eligible persons with developmental disabilities.

For more information:

Residential Services Vert

Lansing Housing Commission

517-487-6550
Must be income qualified and show criminal and civil records and past rental history.

Housing Services for Eaton County

517-541-1180
Anyone who desires to reside in Eaton County is eligible to receive weekly listings of available rental units in the Eaton County area.

Capital Area Housing Partnership

517-332-4663
Offer housing and financial education services as well as counseling services.

Greater Lansing Housing Coalition

517-372-5980
Must meet income requirements. Must show good credit, criminal and civil records and past rental history.

House of Ruth

House of Ruth is a caring, family-style home for six Eaton County men who have developmental disabilities.  All are productive members of the community through employment or attendance in educational programs. The home is a collaborative effort between House of Ruth Board, Peckham and Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton and Ingham (CMH-CEI). The House of Ruth receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and CMH.

The men enjoy shopping, recreational, and social outings in Charlotte and each man receives the support needed to enjoy a safe, active, and rewarding life. House of Ruth is named in memory of Eaton County School Social Worker, Ruth Rypstra, who spent many years working to create high quality housing options for people with disabilities.

In 1993, parents began meeting to discuss building a  home in the community. They quickly learned that many obstacles stood in the way. Then in 1997, Peckham, Inc. joined with the parents and provided the experience and manpower needed to make this dream come true. Soon the House of Ruth (a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization) was established; a HUD grant was received; and a critical partnership was formed with Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton and Ingham (CMH-CEI). House of Ruth was completed in May 2000. Parents of the men living in the House of Ruth remain closely involved with the planning and operation of the home.

Address

House of Ruth
Charlotte, MI
Phone: 517.997.6093
Fax: 517.997.6094

Donations

The future of the House of Ruth depends upon continued support from our friends. To join us in supporting House of Ruth, print the form below and mail it to us at the House of Ruth. It's simple, may be tax-deductible, and is greatly appreciated. One hundred percent of your donation support the men of the House of Ruth.

Contact

Melissa Cummings
Vocational Services Assistant Manager
517.541.8849
mecummings@peckham.org

Board of Directors

  • Carol Ranville
  • James Dexter
  • Mary Drew
  • Maria Peak
  • Steve Peak
  • William Rinckey
  • Libby Klaiss
  • Jo Sinha