Welcome to St. Mary’s Court

An Affordable Apartment Community for Seniors and Persons with Accessibility Needs

St. Mary’s Court in Washington, D.C. is a nonprofit corporation operating an apartment building for persons at least 62 years old or individuals with accessibility needs. Persons of all racial, ethnic, social, political, and religious backgrounds are welcome.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, familiar status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation,

gender identity, or marital status.

History

St. Mary’s Court Housing Development Corporation was incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1976. It is a non-profit corporation, with the purpose of developing a rental apartment home for older and disabled persons on property located in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, DC, pursuant to Section 202 of the National Housing Act. It is financed under terms of a regulatory agreement with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Opened in 1979, the project serves the community as well as its residents. Run by a Board of Directors, St. Mary’s Court seeks to assist residents in living here as long as possible by facilitating support services and activities.

Diversity has always been a goal, and on its recent 40-year anniversary, over 30 countries were represented by St. Mary’s Court residents. In its 40-year history, some 800 plus residents have been housed.

In 1995, St. Mary’s Court received “Best Practices Award” presented by HUD and the Administration on Aging. We received this award presented nationwide to 13 winners for effectively providing housing and supportive services for older and/or disabled residents.

In its 40 years, St. Mary’s Court has become an affordable and vibrant residence in its community.

Vision

St. Mary’s Court seeks to maintain its position as one of the premier HUD 202 properties in the nation by continuing to address the needs of the residents and of the building by broadening outreach to the greater community and the services and activities available to the residents – seeking to maintain affordability to the fullest extent possible.

Mission Statement

The mission of St. Mary’s Court is to provide a supportive environment in safe, affordable housing for elderly and
handicapped persons.

Options and Amenities

St. Mary’s Court community consists of 140 units in a nine-story high-rise apartment building. It has 123 unfurnished efficiencies and 17 one-bedroom apartments. Each apartment contains ample closet space, kitchenette with cabinets, electric range, and a full bath with linen closet. All units include carpeting and draperies, and utilities are included in rent. 

Financing and Support

Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, St. Mary’s Court is financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We use federal assistance for households with low and moderate annual income, which is subject to limits set by HUD. Our residents then pay 30% of their monthly income for rent.

St. Mary’s Court is managed by SPM Property Management https://spm.net/ Our Board of Directors, comprised of volunteers from various professional backgrounds, maintains the mission and vision of St. Mary’s Court. 

Vision

St. Mary’s Court seeks to maintain its position as one of the premier HUD 202 properties in the nation by continuing to address the needs of the residents and of the building by broadening outreach to the greater community and the services and activities available to the residents – seeking to maintain affordability to the fullest extent possible.

Mission Statement

The mission of St. Mary’s Court is to provide a supportive environment in safe, affordable housing for elderly and handicapped persons.

Options and Amenities

St. Mary’s Court community consists of 140 units in a nine-story high-rise apartment building. It has 123 unfurnished efficiencies and 17 one-bedroom apartments. Each apartment contains ample closet space, kitchenette with cabinets, electric range, and a full bath with linen closet. All units include carpeting and draperies, and utilities are included in rent. 

Financing and Support

Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, St. Mary’s Court is financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We use federal assistance for households with low and moderate annual income, which is subject to limits set by HUD. Our residents then pay 30% of their monthly income for rent.

St. Mary’s Court is managed by SPM Property Management https://spm.net/ Our Board of Directors, comprised of volunteers from various professional backgrounds, maintains the mission and vision of St. Mary’s Court. 

Contact the Leasing Agent for information on applying. (202) 223-5712

ST. MARY’S COURT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019 – 2020

  • Linda Couch, President
  • Robert L. Jayes, MD, Vice President
  • Rev. Bernard Anderson, Jr., Secretary (St. Mary’s Church Rector)
  • Evan Carmen, Treasurer
  • Peter Sacco, At-Large Member
  • Stephanie R. Clark, LICSW
  • Kevin Michael Days
  • Letitia Gardner (St. Mary’s Church)
  • Joseph T. Howell (Bishop’s Designee)
  • Phyllis Kramer
  • Michelle McGrath
  • Laverne G. McNaughton (St. Mary’s Church)
  • Gerald A. Perez, PMP
  • C.B. Wooldridge
  • Theodore Page, Ex Officio

BOARD E-MAIL ADDRESS:

boardofdirectors@stmaryscourt.org