Action in Montgomery successfully organized for the development of 140 new senior housing units in downtown Silver Spring, a diverse and vibrant suburb immediately adjacent to the District of Columbia.
This new project was announced on March 20, 2012 by County Executive Isaiah Leggett in front of nearly 300 leaders of AIM congregations. Sixty percent of these new homes will be affordable for low-income seniors, and transporation to nearby amenities will be included in this project. AIM volunteers came up with the idea for the housing after dozens of small group meetings with congregation members to form an agenda for their senior campaign. AIM is also pushing that developers of housing projects on county-owned land be required to set aside a portion of affordable units for senior residents.