Volunteers of America Completes 92-Unit Affordable Baltimore Community

Along with Somerset Development Co. and New Community Partners, the organization finished work on the $26.8 million redevelopment project.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, Somerset Development Co. and New Community Partners have completed work on Paca House, a $26.8 million redevelopment project near the historic Lexington Market in Baltimore, Md. The building has 92 units, all set aside for the homeless and veterans.

Located at 116 N. Paca St., the community is close to the Regional VA Administration, the Baltimore VA Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center and numerous organizations. Following the renovation, the 1996-built permanent supportive housing facility includes one-bedroom and studio apartments. VOACC will provide on-site supportive services to all Paca House residents.

Harkins Builders—which is also involved in the development of a 55-unit senior living project in Lanham, Md.—provided preconstruction and general contracting services for the community, while Kann Partners and Waldon Studio Architects handled design.

Financial support was provided by Boston Financial Investment Management, Capital One Bank, Citi Community Development, City of Baltimore, Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Pittsburgh, Fulton Bank, the Home Depot Foundation Veterans Services Project, the National Equity Fund and Local Initiatives Support Corp.- Bring Them Home Initiative, the Maryland Community Development Administration, Northrop Grumman, Volunteers of America National Services and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.