The Regina Maria Apartments
Twelve Family Oriented Affordable Apartments with Planned Opening in 2021
The greatest challenge Mary House and other housing providers currently face, including the District government (which had over 500 families in their shelter program last winter), is the lack of safe, permanent, and affordable housing for families. Mary House is now expanding to build affordable housing to address this need, creating the Regina Maria Apartments on land Mary House owns in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast DC. Brookland has been a hotspot for development of new luxury apartments with over 1,000 units having been built or in the process of being built, with one bedrooms starting at $2,100 monthly. The need for shelter and transitional housing has never slowed down. Mary House hopes to continue the contributions it has made to providing housing for low-income families in the area.
Mary House is working with a project development team on plans and permits for the Regina Maria Apartments. The project will have six one unit apartments and six two bedroom apartments. The site will provide intergenerational permanent housing for single mothers, grandparents and larger families. Mary House hopes to break ground on the Regina Maria apartments this year so the project can be completed and families can move in by 2021.