Chesapeake Neighbors’ mission is to provide safe, affordable housing for all Marylanders, and they will be starting 2024 with two properties newly renovated and ready for the people we support to enjoy!
In 2023, Chesapeake Neighbors acquired a property on Ayrlawn Drive that needed a complete back-to-the-studs renovation. This property, which was once outdated and in disrepair, has quickly become a beautiful space with accessible, universal design throughout. This like-new 3-bed, 2-bath home will be ready for move-in in February 2024.
While the property on Spa Road has been owned by The Arc and now Chesapeake Neighbors for many years, it was time for some updates! The renovation at Spa Road, a 4-bed, 2-bath home for people supported by The Arc, included adding accessibility features to common spaces, a brand-new kitchen, accessible bathrooms, and HVAC updates. The renovation was generously funded through CBG and will be completed in March 2024.
Not only will people supported by The Arc now live in these beautiful, updated spaces, but the neighborhoods these houses are in will benefit from these properties being rejuvenated.
This is the power and importance of scattered-site development, a central tenet of Chesapeake Neighbors’ philosophy as an organization. Scattered-site housing development allows for more inclusive communities that put people with low incomes right in the center of existing neighborhoods instead of on the outskirts or in a large apartment complex.
To learn more about Chesapeake Neighbors’ commitment to affordable housing through scattered-site development in Maryland, read this article.