On May 7, 2019, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined Bishop Michael Fisher, Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, other community leaders and Victory Housing to celebrate the start of construction at Victory Haven, a new 72-unit affordable rental community for seniors in Damascus, Maryland. Victory Haven benefits from partnerships with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Freddie Mac, Capital One, Hudson Housing Capital, TD Bank, and the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Victory Haven’s location at 9616 Main Street in Damascus offers residents easy access to downtown Damascus, the nearby Damascus Shopping Center, and the Damascus Senior Center and Damascus Library which are located directly across Main Street from the property.
The building will include 54 one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom apartments that will be available to households with incomes at or below 30%, 40%, 50%, and 60% of area median income. Four units will be unrestricted. Building amenities include a large community space on the first floor, a library with an adjacent computer center, a game/TV room, a fitness center, and a wellness room for visiting healthcare professionals. In-unit features include luxury vinyl plank floors, LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and individual washer/dryers.
Victory Haven is expected to open in Summer 2020.