Affordable Seniors Housing Dedicated in Forestville

September 27, 2007

Cheval Court, a newly constructed 26-unit apartment building for low-income seniors, was dedicated on September 26 by Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl and other officials on Wednesday, September 26, 2007.

The new residences are located at 2611 Luana Drive, Forestville, MD, adjacent to Mount Calvary Catholic Church. In addition to 26 one-bedroom apartments, Cheval Court includes a community room with fireplace, dining room, hobby/activity room and library. More than 200 people participated in a lottery for the 26 affordable apartments.

The $4.5 million community was developed though a HUD Section 202 Capital Grant of $2,744,500, a $1,000,000 grant from a private donor, a $540,000 low-interest loan from Prince George’s County, a $122,500 grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, and a $25,000 grant from the Clark Charitable Foundation.

Archbishop Wuerl was joined for the dedication by Thomas M. Thompson, director, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development; Yvette B. Jackson, supervisory project manager, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Baltimore HUB; Donn Weinberg, vice president and trustee, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; and James A. Brown, Jr., president, Victory Housing.

Victory Housing, an agency of the Archdiocese of Washington, operates a total of 21 affordable communities with 1,200 rental units for seniors and families in Washington, DC and suburban Maryland. For more information, visit www.victoryhousing.org.

Contact:
John Spencer
Victory Housing
301-655-9407 (media calls only, please)
[email protected]