The Micah Homes Non-Profit Housing Corporation, an outgrowth of the Temple’s Social Action Committee, administers the apartment units of Plaut Manor. Plaut Manor is at 2480 Eglinton Avenue West and has provided 97 units of non-profit housing since 1993. These assist victims of domestic violence and other special needs households to move into safe, stable and affordable homes. The corporation’s Board also maintains a concern for the more than 64,000 households on the City of Toronto’s current waiting list for non-profit housing units.
Day-to-day management of the Plaut Manor building is contracted to the Kehilla Residential Programme, affiliated with the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Toronto. Tenants are referred to Kehilla from the centralized waiting list of the City’s Housing Connections agency.
Donations to the Holy Blossom Temple Plaut Manor Fund support activities such as a Homework and After-School Study Program and exercise classes. The Plaut Fund also makes possible occasional necessary expenditures that are outside the basic operating budget received through the City of Toronto. Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood, Brotherhood and Religious School classes contribute gifts for special occasions and participate in projects and celebrations with the children living in Plaut Manor.