(Photo by Andre Dunston. Left to right: Marc Elrich, Tom Hucker, Nancy Floreen, County Executive Ike Leggett, Sarah Constant, Reverend Eldridge Spearman, Paul Connolly, Daniel Henson and Clarence Snuggs.)
On Saturday, September 8, The Sanctuary officially opened its doors with the help of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett; County Councilmembers Elrich, Nancy Floreen and Tom Hucker; Department of Housing and Community Developmen’s Clarence Snuggs; Mount Jezreel Baptist Church’s Deacon Robert Barnard, Deacon Gregory Brown and The Rev. Eldridge Spearman; and project partners and community members.
The Sanctuary is developed under a partnership between Mission First, Mount Jezreel CDC, and The Henson Development Company, is a new construction 75-unit apartment building for seniors located in Silver Spring, MD. The development includes 12 units set aside for low income elderly veterans, as well as targets seniors at a variety of income levels. The site is located on the campus of Mount Jezreel Baptist Church.
The development includes green and sustainable design and construction components, generously sized apartment homes, and desirable amenities, including a library and sitting room, community space and party kitchen, wellness suite, fitness center, inviting porch and patio, as well as a “Children’s Room” and tot lot where the residents can actively play with their visiting grand- and great-grandchildren. The development was financed using Maryland CDA Tax Exempt Financing under the HUD Risk Share program; CDA Rental Housing Works; Montgomery County HOME funding; and low income housing tax credit equity through R4 Capital.
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