BETHESDA, Md. (May 24, 2011) – TONIGHT, Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown will attend Housing Unlimited's "A Welcome Home Celebration", where he will be honored for his efforts to provide affordable, independent housing options for people with psychiatric disabilities. Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Montgomery County Director of Housing Rick Nelson will also be honored.
“Strong communities are built by people and organizations serving the most vulnerable among us,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “I am pleased to partner with Housing Unlimited to help those with disabilities secure housing in their communities so they can lead active, productive lives.”
Earlier this month the Lt. Governor received the 2011 Robert C. Weaver Housing Champion Award at the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County for his long-standing efforts in bringing affordable housing to the county and his leadership as chair of the Governor’s BRAC Subcabinet.
Housing Unlimited is a non-profit organization that provides affordable supportive independent housing for adults with psychiatric disabilities in Montgomery County. Since FY 2002, the State of Maryland has provided $3,308,750 in capital bonds to help Housing Unlimited, Inc. (HUI) purchase 26 residences that can provide housing for 67 adults with psychiatric disabilities. The State has also made an additional $1.2M available to Housing Unlimited in FY12.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Be Honored For Efforts to Provide Housing Options to Marylanders with Psychiatric Disabilities
WHERE: Bethesda Hyatt
1 Bethesda Metro Center
WHEN: TONIGHT, Tuesday, May 24, 2011