Affordable Assisted Living to be Dedicated in Silver Spring

October 11, 2006

Grace House, a 32-unit assisted living residence providing much needed housing for low- and moderate-income frail senior citizens in Silver Spring, was completed this month, and will be dedicated by Archbishop of Washington, Donald W. Wuerl:

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (reception to follow)
Grace House
3214 Norbeck Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Archbishop Wuerl will be joined for the dedication by Congressman Chris Van Hollen (Maryland, 8th District); Douglas M. Duncan, County Executive, Montgomery County; Herman L. Taylor, Jr., Delegate–District 14; Jean W. Roesser, Secretary, Maryland Department of Aging; Shawn Karimian, Acting Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development; Reverend Peter J. Sweeney, pastor, Our Lady of Grace Catholic parish; and Jim Brown, president of Victory Housing, which developed the building. Victory Housing is the affordable housing agency of the Archdiocese of Washington.

In addition to resident rooms with private bathrooms and kitchenettes, the newly constructed Grace House features a dining room, a living room with a fireplace and adjoining solarium, library, television room, wellness center, and an outdoor porch with outdoor seating areas. Financing for the $5.6 million development includes: a $2.8 million low-cost loan from Montgomery County; a $2.1 million loan from United Bank; a land donation worth $640,000 from Victory Housing; and, a grant of $50,000 from the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust.

Victory Housing operates a total of 17 communities in Maryland and the District of Columbia, which provide affordable housing for seniors and families through public-private partnerships. For more information, visit

John Spencer
Victory Housing
[email protected]