Prince George’s County Debuts New Affordable Housing For Seniors And Families in Clinton
LARGO, MD – Today, Prince George’s County celebrated the opening of Woodyard Station, a new affordable housing community in Clinton featuring multi-family and senior residences. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks joined the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the development team, Pax Edwards, LLC, members of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and local community leaders for the official ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of this new construction rental community.
“We are Prince George’s Proud to officially welcome Woodyard Station to our County and provide yet another affordable, high quality, senior and multi-family housing opportunity for our residents,” said Alsobrooks. “We know that housing diversity builds strong neighborhoods, and this new development further showcases our continued commitment to preserving housing affordability and diversifying our housing stock. Ensuring equitable growth and the creation of quality affordable housing is a cornerstone of our Administration’s economic development platform, and we are excited to deliver on our promises and help improve the quality of life for all Prince Georgians.”
DHCD provided $3 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding and a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to help bring this project to fruition. HOME funding is just one of the County’s finance tools that help mission-minded development partners create new quality affordable housing for Prince George’s County residents, making it possible for low-and moderate-income families to live in brand-new construction developments with modern amenities needed to enjoy a safe, healthy, and quality lifestyle.
“Public-private partnerships with mission-driven developers, the State of Maryland, and financial institutions are essential to increasing high quality, affordable housing options for County residents,” said Aspasia Xypolia, Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development. “We are happy to partner with a development team that had the poise to turn the Woodyard Station vision to reality and offer new affordable housing opportunities for Prince Georgians.”
Woodyard Station has two buildings, a multi-family apartment complex and a senior living building. The multi-family building has 46 units with a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and the senior building has 112 units with a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments. Both buildings feature a cybercafé, a community room with kitchenette, game room, and on-site laundry units on multiple floors.
Woodyard Station represents the latest step forward for one of the County Executive’s Proud Priorities, “Diversify the Housing Market Through Investments.” The Alsobrooks Administration is committed to putting tools in place and making critical investments to preserve, protect, and expand affordable housing opportunities for residents as the County grows and develops in a smart way. The County has directly preserved and created 3,301 affordable housing units since 2020 and committed funding for an additional 2,066 affordable units that are currently in the pipeline.
Proud Priorities represent County Executive Alsobrooks’ commitment to building and maintaining a 21st century County Government infrastructure that meets the wholistic needs of Prince Georgians. The Proud Priorities fall under six categories: Education, Youth Development, Quality of Life, Economic Development, Healthy Communities, and Safe Neighborhoods. Of the 176 projects that have been identified, 164 are completed or ongoing.