Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WBC CDC Newsletter May- Sept. 2011

Revitalizing the communities of northwest Baltimore
Volume 2, Issue 3                                                         May - September 2011

 Wayland Village Senior Apartments
3020 Garrison Boulevard

The moving vans have begun to bring residents to their new home at Wayland Village Senior Apartments.  The first resident began moving in on March 12, 2011.  As of October 21, 2011 there are 108 residents, (72 in 1 bedroom apts, 13 in 2 bedrooms apts) in Wayland Village. Each apartment has a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and garbage disposal; wall-to-wall carpeting and mini-blinds; individually-controlled heating and air conditioning. The building has laundry facilities; spacious community rooms; arts & craft areas; a fitness center; senior wellness center; hospitality suite for overnight guests and much more.  Wayland Village is conveniently located near public transportation.

Wayland Village Dedication CeremonyThe Wayland Village Dedication was held on May 20, 2011. All of the planning and preparation paid off with a successful event.   Dignitaries from local, state and federal levels were in attendance.  Mayor Rawlings- Blake, Comptroller Pratt, Councilwoman Green-Middleton,   Delegates Rosenberg, McFadden, Senator Gladden, Congressman Cummings and Senator Cardin were in attendance for this historic and exciting occasion. The President of Enterprise Community Properties - Chickie Grayson, CEO of Bon Secours- Dr. Samuel Ross, Rev. Hoffman F. Brown, 3rd, Pastor of Wayland Baptist Church, and President of the WBC Community Development Corporation were also present.  Twelve members of the WBC CDC Board of Directors were present.

Distinguished Visitors to Wayland VillageDuring the months of February and March, Board President, Laurence F. Campbell conducted tours of Wayland Village Senior Apartments with the following persons:

·         U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
·         U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings
·         Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake
·         Baltimore City Council President, Bernard “Jack” Young
·         Baltimore City Comptroller, Joan M. Pratt
·         Baltimore City Housing Director, Paul Graziano
·         MD 41st District Senator, Lisa Gladden
·         MD 41st District Delegate Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg
·         6th District Councilwoman, Sharon Green Middleton
·         Baltimore City Office of Real Estate, Walter Horton
·         MD Community Development Administration Deputy Secretary, Frank B. Coakley
·         MD Community Development Administration Deputy Director, William Ariano, Jr.
·         MD Community Development Administration Deputy Director, John Maneval
·         Baltimore Field Director of HUD, Carol Payne


Senior Wellness Center
The Senior Wellness Activity Program (S.W.A.P.),which is a partnership endeavor of the WBC CDC, and is supported by the Maryland Dept of Aging and the Baltimore Health Department, for the past year had been meeting in the multipurpose room of Wayland Baptist Church.  The S.W.A.P. volunteers receive lunch three day a week from the Eating Together Program from the Baltimore Health Department. They  serve a hot lunch to program participants and provide a variety of activities designed to stimulate physical, social, educational and spiritual well-being for seniors.  We are pleased to report that this program has moved to its new location at Wayland Village Senior Apartments, Senior Wellness Center. 

In addition, bolstered by a memorandum of understanding between the WBC CDC and the Helene Fuld School of Nursing of Coppin State University to provide a nurse practitioner for the residents of Wayland Village and an agreement from Kernan Hospital to provide the services of their aquatic therapy pool, there is considerable excitement about the senior wellness center.  


The Mayor’s “Vacants to Value” SummitMembers of the WBC CDC board attended Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s “Vacants to Value” Summit on February 10, 2011 held at the Baltimore Convention Center and have been attending monthly update meetings each month.  This all day event focused on what Baltimore City will do to address the impact of vacant and abandoned housing in our communities.  We are pleased to know that our plan for neighborhood stabilization aligns with that of Baltimore City.

Greater Northwest Development RoundtableWe continue to participate in the meetings of the Greater Northwest Development Roundtable (Friends of Forest Park, Central Forest Park Neighborhood Assoc., Howard Park Civic Assoc., Project Garrison, Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center, Garwyn Oaks United Neighbors, and Forest Park Golf Course Assoc).  Some of our initiatives include assisting in developing a new mini-Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan (S.N.A.P.) for the northwest corridor; including establishing a new supermarket in Howard Park; acquisition of Garrison Woods complex and developing economic strategies to enhance the quality of life.

Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center

HOUSING WORKSHOPSThe WBC CDC has hosted a Home Buying Workshop for  Garwyn Oaks Northwest Resource Center  (GO Northwest), a HUD certified, nonprofit housing counseling agency that provides homeownership education, counseling, technical assistance and access to homeownership resources to equip and prepare people to obtain, maintain and retain their homes successfully.   We believe that homeownership is the best vehicle for creating neighborhood stabilization---rental housing also plays a role.  By partnering with GO Northwest, we provide a seamless transition from acquisition to rehab to homeownership education/counseling and finally to homeownership. 

Neighborhood StabilizationIn keeping with our plan for stabilizing housing in the Forest Park community, the WBC CDC is moving to complete rehab of 3917 Fairview Ave. RFQ’s were sent out and three credible replies were received and one contractor was selected. Applications to lending institutions are begin forwarded. Discussions are also being made with Baltimore City housing to establish a CHDO as a part of the WBC CDC.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Wayland Celebrates "WBC CDC Day" Oct.2

Wayland Baptist Church will honor the WBC Community Development Corporation with "Wayland Celebrates WBC CDC Day" to be held October 2, 2011 at Wayland Baptist Church 3200 Garrison Blvd, Baltimore MD 21216 for its service in helping to revitalize the communities of Forest Park in the northwest area of Baltimore City. The service begins at 9:30AM.  

It is also a time of solicitation, so if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to WBC CDC.  Please make checks addressed to: WBC CDC or bring your donation directly to the office:  3809 Fairview Ave., Baltimore MD 21216 or use the Paypal link on the blog or the website ( to donate with a credit card.  For further information contact WBC CDC at:  410-578-9142 or email:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baltimore City to Provide Free Smoke Alarms to Residents

Baltimore City Residents,  need a free smoke alarm? Call 311.

Federal funding provides thousands of smoke alarms, residents can call 311 to request alarms. Baltimore City announced a new initiative to distribute smoke alarms to Baltimore residents free-of-charge. Residents can request smoke alarms, purchased with funding from a federal grant program, by calling 311. Fire fighters from neighborhood stations will deliver and install the smoke alarms.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Free Homebuyers Workshop at Wayland Village 8/20/2011

will be held Saturday, August  20th, 2011
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
at the Wayland Village Senior Center,
3020 Garrison Blvd., Baltimore MD 21216

 What you need to know about Real Estate:         
  • Healthy Neighborhood Loan program
  • What you need to know about buying Short Sales & Foreclosures 
  • How to compete in today’s Real Estate Market

What You Need To Know About Mortgages:
  • How to Qualify
  • The four “C’s” of lending
  •  Difference between FHA, CDA, and VA loans
  • Special loan programs for employees of Baltimore and State of MD
  • Grants, down payment assistance loans, and FREE MONEY.

Reserve your seat today!

We educate and empower potential homeowners to make informed decisions.
You must attend the 2 part session which includes the one on one counseling session to be eligible for certificate.

To RSVP:    
GO-Northwest Housing Resource Center (410) 947-0084 option 1 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

SWAP (Senior Wellness Activity Program) moves into Wayland Village Senior Center

The WBC Community Development Corporation invites you to join us! 

SWAP (The Senior Wellness Activity Program) is now located in the Wayland Village Apartments Senior Center (3020 Garrison Blvd, Baltimore MD 21216). 
For information on membership please call:  443-438-5832.  
The Program operates Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am until 3 pm.  
                                   Join Us for Fellowship and Fun!
Power Walking
Jewelry Making
Bible Study
Board Games
Wii Games:
Wheel of Fortune

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wayland Village Grand Opening May 20, 2011

WBC Community Development Corporation, Enterprise Homes and Bon Secours Health System, Inc. recently celebrated the grand opening of Wayland Village Senior Apartments in Baltimore! Residents will reap the benefits of higher energy efficiency, lower utility costs, water conservation and a healthier living environment.  

For an article from Baltimore Citybiz:

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MD-HCD Secretary Raymond A. Skinner tours Wayland Village Apts 5/17/2011

(l-r) Simone C. Johnson, Chief of Staff, Peter Dolkart, Director of Legislative Affairs, Olivia Allen, Executive Assistant to the Secretary, Raymond A. Skinner, Secretary of Housing & Community Development for the State of Maryland, Christine Madigan, VP of Enterprise Community Partners, Laurence F. Campbell, President, WBC Community Development Corporation, Chickie Grayson, President of Enterprise Community Partners, Mike Bainum, Housing Development Manager, Enterprise Community Partners.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dedication Ceremony for Wayland Village Senior Apartments 5/20/2011

WBC Community Development Corporation presents a 
Dedication Ceremony for
Wayland Village Senior Apartments
Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11 am.
3020 Garrison Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21216

RSVP by May 17 -  email:  or call 410-772-2455

Parking on Bonner Road will be restricted to residents!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Photos from the Gala 2010

WBC CDC Board of Directors

Scott Phillips, Rev. Jerome Stevens (rep.,  Senator Ben Cardin), Rev. Hoffman F. Brown, 3rd

Scott Phillips, Nurse Patricia Setlow, Rev. Hoffman F. Brown, 3rd
Scott Phillips, Arnold Williams, CPA,  Rev. Hoffman F. Brown, 3rd
WBAL TV newsman Tim Tooten
Featured Speaker Charles "Roc" Dutton, Rev. Hoffman F. Brown, 3rd

Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young

Laurence F. Campbell, Larry C. Smith, Carolyn Y. Peoples,  James L. Roberts, Florine V. Robinson
Tim Tooten, Larry C. Smith, Laurence F. Campbell, Charles "Roc" Dutton, Rev. Hoffman F. Brown, 3rd

Laurence F. Campbell, Carolyn Y. Peoples
Edalia Harrison (granddaughter), Laurence F. Campbell

To view the entire album of photos from Gala 2010,
click on slides on the right.