Archdiocese of Washington’s Affordable Housing Ministry Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Leila Finucane to lead Victory Housing, Inc.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Board of Directors for Victory Housing, Inc., an affiliate corporation of the Archdiocese of Washington, announced that Ms. Leila Finucane has been selected to serve as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Finucane succeeds James A. Brown, Jr. who is retiring after successfully leading Victory Housing for 26 years.

“For more than three decades, Victory Housing has strived to care for those in need by partnering with government, business and the wider community in helping to meet the overwhelming need for affordable housing in the Washington area,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington. “I look forward to working with Leila Finucane as Victory Housing and the archdiocese, together, continues in our ministry to serve the local community and be a sign of hope for those in need. At the same time, I wish to express my great appreciation for the long-time service of James A. Brown, Jr. as he retires from Victory Housing. I extend my heartfelt thanks and offer him blessings in his retirement.”

Victory Housing, Inc. is the affordable housing development arm of the Archdiocese of Washington and currently provides housing and related social services in 30 communities with 2,175 units primarily to low- and moderate-income families and independent senior citizens in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. For more on Victory Housing, please visit

Read Victory Housing’s press release on Ms. Finucane’s appointment:

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The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 95 Catholic schools, located in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

Chieko Noguchi
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