New Affordable Housing for Seniors Available on Maryland Parish Campus

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — St. Camillus Parish has teamed up with the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., to make possible a construction of 42 one-bedroom housing unts for seniors aged 62 or older earning below 60 percent of the local median household income.

Applications for Victory Oaks at St. Camillus are being accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning at 10 a.m. on May 23. The housing development will open in August.

Residents of the new Victory housing built mostly on the St. Camillus campus will have access to a community patio area, library and computer center, social events, elevators, an arts and crafts room, fitness center, onsite laundry and emergency pendants.

Victory Housing, the housing development arm of the Washington Archdiocese, provides affordable housing and related social services for low- and moderate-income senior citizens and for low-income families, according to its website.

In a 2009 article from the Silver Spring Gazette, St. Camillus parishioner Ron Dickenson praised the idea of affordable housing. “It’s simple: You give people housing that they need. That goes all the way back to the Scriptures,” he said. Dickenson had been advocating for the Victory Oaks independent living community for 10 years, according to the story.

Additional information about the Victory Oaks development, including contact information and unit floor plans, is available on a flyer.

The St. Camillus campus, on which St. Francis International School is also located, is less than one mile from the Beltway.