Replication of the Green House Project: Developing small community homes as alternatives to nursing homes

Green House re-imagines what long-term care can be by creating and perpetuating the small house model as a higher quality of life alternative to institutional skilled nursing care. Green Houses are small, self-contained houses for 6 to 10 elders that operate under a state skilled nursing home license. They represent a radical departure from traditional nursing home practices and environments, and are a novel alternative for improving the quality of life for the elderly. Each element of the Green House operation and design is crafted to deinstitutionalize skilled long-term care practices and return control, dignity and a sense of well-being to residents, their families and direct care staff.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $9,584,202.00

Awarded on: 10/18/2005

Time frame: 11/1/2005 - 10/31/2012

Grant Number: 53217


Capital Impact Partners

2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, 22202-3709


Robert C. Jenkens
Project Director