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St. Matthew House:

In 1994, the vision of establishing a home for independent, disabled adults in Howard County, was conceived by Maria Turley, a parishioner of Saint Matthew Church. Over the next five years, advocates worked diligently toward the goal of realizing the vision to build such a facility. Community support was solicited and garnered. A government grant, under the HUD 811 PRAC program, was awarded and commercial and private donations were raised. Partnerships to build and operate St. Matthew House were formed. On April 25 1999, His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius, along with government, and business leaders gathered together to dedicate St. Matthew House in Columbia, Maryland, a 501 (c) (3) organization.

 This property provides affordable housing for 15 single adults with physical disabilities, who can live independently. It is one of a handful of such properties in the country. The entire House is accessible. There are 15 one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. The secure building has common areas including; a living room with a large flat screen TV, dining room, a fully furnished kitchen, a computer, and onsite laundry.  The location of St. Matthew House in the fully accessible, barrier-free Kings Contrivance Village Center enables the residents to shop, bank, socialize, and generally carry on the activities of normal life. Howard County's barrier-free public transportation stops at the Center. All these factors make St. Matthew House's site an ideal neighborhood for people with physical disabilities. 

Rent is based on 30% of the resident's gross adjusted income and covers all utilities as well as wi-fi.

The waiting list for the property is currently closed.

Heritage Housing Partners Corporation (HHPC) manages St. Matthew House. 

Please contact the Onsite Manager Michaela Lyons via email at or by phone at 443-518-7691 for further information.

Members of the Orthodox Church of St. Matthew serve on the Board of Directors of St. Matthew House.

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“.. I was a stranger and you took Me in..” Matthew 25:35
Mailing Address
Orthodox Church of Saint Matthew
P.O. Box 2003
Columbia, MD 21045
7271 Eden Brook Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Email and Phone
240-755-0324 (Phone)
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    5:00 Great Vespers
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    9:15 3rd Hour
    9:30 Divine Liturgy

    Recognition of Graduates
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    7:00 pm - Parish Council Meeting

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