Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WBC Community Development Corporation presents the Gift of Giving Concert to Benefit the Wayland Senior Village

WBC Community Development Corporation presents “The Gift of Giving Concert,” a seasonal musical concert for the Benefit of the Wayland Senior Village on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3:30 PM a t Wayland Baptist Church, 3200 Garrison Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21215. The concert will feature holiday music performed by the following sensational artists:

(L-R) Minister Mary Stanton, Minister Gayle Briscoe, Evangelist Joanie G. Hunter and Minister Edythe Poole.

The Benefit concert is a part of the 200 Donations/90 Days Donor Campaign for the Wayland Village Senior Housing. WBC CDC is also having a Holiday Poinsettia Sale which will be pre-sold and can be purchased online at the WBC CDC blog ( The plants will be available after the concert at Wayland Baptist Church on December 14, from 6:00 pm. Til 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Best Buy awards WBC CDC Volunteer Lynn Allen for community activism

The Best Buy Children's Foundation has awarded WBC Community Development Corporation a large donation on behalf of board member Lynn Allen (pictured right with WBC CDC Executive Director Denise Harper) for her outstanding contributions to the community. The donation was presented to Ms Allen by representatives of the Best Buy Childrens Foundation after morning service at Wayland Baptist Church on July 12, 2008. (The complete album of photos from the event can be seen below.) .

You too can join "in the giving" by clicking on the "donation button" below.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Delegates from District 41 visit Wayland Village site

Delegates Nathaniel T. Oaks, "Sandy" Rosenberg and Jill Carter, all delegates from District 41, visited the site of the future Wayland Village to lend their support to the senior housing project due for completion in 2010. (The complete album of photos is in sidebar.)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wayland VillageSenior Housing

Wayland Village Senior HousingThe Wayland Baptist Church Community Development Corporation (WBC CDC) proposes to build a 90-unit housing development for seniors at the location of 3020-3026 Garrison Boulevard. This proposed development, known as Wayland Village Senior Housing, is a $10 million project financed through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Opening is scheduled for 2010.
The WBC CDC is fully behind this project with over a million dollars invested in demolition, site control and pre-development activities.

Based on a 2007 market feasibility analysis conducted by Lipmann, Frizzell & Mitchell, LLC., the Wayland Village project lies within the Forest Park/Howard Park PMA. The senior population represents one-third of the area households with incomes below the area median. There is only one existing senior housing facility located approximately 3 miles away with a waiting list several years long. The feasibility analysis concluded that construction of 90 units would meet the requirements for 9% tax credits and that the market would support senior households with incomes ranging from 30% to 60% of the area median income.

WBC CDC received overwhelming support from all neighborhood and community associations as well as collaborations and partnerships with Coppin State University and other community agencies and institutions that agreed to join with us in this endeavor. We are actively engaged in pursuing the feasibility of including a senior center within Wayland Village as a way to provide supportive services to the community at large and enhance quality of life. Currently, the only senior center, which is several miles away, is under-serving the community due to lack of capacity.

Garrison Boulevard is the gateway that runs through the Forest Park/Howard Park communities. Wayland Village, which will be built on Garrison Boulevard, will serve as the gatekeeper in initiating, developing and sustaining the on-going neighborhood revitalization.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Safe Summer Fest! June 21, 2008

Continuing the "Campaign for Peace," WBC CDC will present the Safe Summer Fest on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 3022 Garrison Blvd, Baltimore MD 21216 (the future site of the Wayland Senior Village) from 10 am to 7 pm! Free Admission!

Music! Food! Vendors! Spoken Word Artists!

Vendor space is still available! Contact us for registration forms! email: or call: 410-578-9142

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dick Gregory to speak at Rally!

Activist-Comedian Dick Gregory will be the guest speaker at the Rally held after the Campaign for Peace March at Frederick Douglass High School on April 4, 2008. The Rally, also featuring marching bands, choirs and local speakers, will begin at 2:00 PM. Free Admission.