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Capital One Sponsors Digital Banking Pilot Project
During October, with grant funding from Capital One, a group of residents from Victory Court in Rockville participated in a six-class digital banking pilot program to help better understand the needs and concerns for seniors utilizing online banking. Each resident had use of an iPad Air2 tablet computer during the sessions, which involved watching a number of short videos, followed by discussion and practice on the iPads. The classes were led by Patrick Sheehan of WebHarmony. At the final class, each participant received a certificate and a gift card in appreciation for their time and feedback.
Victory Housing Recognized For Green Achievements
In 2015, Victory Housing was recognized for its commitment to being a good environmental citizen. WGL Energy presented Victory Housing with its Certificate of Environmental Stewardship for using 10% wind power (606,670 kilowatt hours total) at its Maryland communities. In addition, Montgomery County awarded Victory Terrace in Potomac a recycling award for achieving the highest recycling rate in the County in 2015.
Victory Terrace Marks 10th Anniversary
On October 25th, Victory Terrace residents participated in a festive celebration of the community's first decade of operation. Located on 16 acres off of Newbridge Drive in Potomac, the 72-unit community provides affordable rental apartment living for mixed-income seniors. Residents were treated to a performance by a Bolivian dance troupe, followed by a reception complete with refreshments and entertainment from a piano player. Happy Birthday, Victory Terrace!
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Makes Major Gift
Victory Housing was the grateful recipient in June 2014 of $20,000 in operating support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. This significant donation will be used to pay for Victory Housing pre-development work on new affordable housing projects, as well as asset management of existing communities throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Victory Housing president Jim Brown applauded the Foundation's gift for "providing the necessary working capital to keep Victory Housing's development pipeline primed and to ensure that all of our communities continue to provide the highest quality affordable housing."