Catholic Charities Senior Housing at Friendship Village to hold Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony on November 24

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13 Nov 09 12:00 AM CST

A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held at Catholic Charities Senior Housing at Friendship Village on November 24 at 2 p.m. The building that opened in June 2009 is located in Odenton at 1208 Odenton Road.

Catholic Charities Executive Director William J. McCarthy Jr. will host the event that includes guests James Kelly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Kathleen Koch of Arundel Community Development Services; and His Excellency Edwin Frederick O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore.

The 63 unit apartment contains one bedroom apartments for older adults under the HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program and one market rate unit. The building is fully leased but applications for the waiting list will be accepted. The building is adjacent to Catholic Charities Senior Housing at Friendship Station, an 88-unit elderly apartment facility. Both properties are accessible to I-97 and the BW Parkway from Rt. 175 and close to shopping, banking, medical care, recreation, and places of worship. Residents pay rent based on 30 percent of their adjusted gross income. To be eligible for residency, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

• Be at least 62 years of age
• Meet HUD established income guidelines (2009 limit is $28,750 for one person; $32,850 for two persons)
• Meet all the local preference requirements

Each apartment is approximately 540 square feet and includes a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath, pass-through between the kitchen and dining area, carpeting, personal emergency response system, wiring for cable television and telephone, tenant-controlled lobby entry system and individually-controlled metered utilities. The building includes:
• A multi-purpose room with a kitchen for large group activities
• lounges for informal activities
• laundry room and lounge to facilitate socialization
• computer center

Marks, Thomas & Associates Inc. designed the building and Harkins Builders, Inc. is the construction contractor. 
Catholic Charities is Maryland’s leading not-for-profit provider of human services, serving people of all faiths and races who are in need. Catholic Charities is rooted in faith and has a rich history of effective programs that significantly improve the lives of children and families, seniors, the disadvantaged, and people with developmental disabilities.

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