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Named in honor of Montgomery County’s former County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, “The Leggett” is a new 267-unit, 16-story, mixed-income development in the heart of Silver Spring, MD. It combines affordable housing for seniors with public health amenities to create a sustainable and vibrant community. The Leggett provides replacement housing for 106 former Public Housing units that were co-located in the 57-year-old Elizabeth House. 

“The Leggett'' will feature an integrated Holy Cross Hospital-affiliated wellness center and urgent care facility (scheduled to open in summer 2023). This new senior center will offer an array of programs to help seniors get their mind and body fit, maintain their independence, and enhance their quality of life.

Adjacent to “The Leggett” is the 133,000 sq. ft. County-owned South County Regional Recreation and Aquatics Center, which will include a state-of-the-art recreational facility with basketball courts, a public Olympic size pool, a therapy pool, a spa, a fitness center with lockers, an underground parking garage, and an amazing onsite management team. 

An added bonus community amenity is the extension of the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) which will be accessible from the apartment community. The CCT is a shared-use, off-road trail from Georgetown, D.C. to Silver Spring, MD suitable for walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers. This significantly improves suburban living for our seniors.

All the rich amenities of “The Leggett” will invigorate the entire Silver Spring community and demonstrate how HOC’s partnership with the County is re-imagining affordable housing. 



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In November 2006, Isiah “Ike” Leggett became the first African American to be elected as County Executive of Montgomery County, and was overwhelmingly reelected in 2010 and 2014. While in office, he served as President of the County Executives of America in 2013-2014 and as President of the Maryland Association of Counties in 2015. In January 2016, Leggett was named a "Washingtonian of the Year" by Washingtonian Magazine. He received more than 200 honors and awards from a variety of organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic region.


Under his leadership, Montgomery County expanded affordable-housing funding, added programs for immigrants, increased the minimum wage, and created a program to hire people with disabilities. He commissioned a task force for a countywide study about the plight of seniors and how the county may respond to their needs. Subsequently, thanks to Mr. Leggett’s support of the task force’s recommendations, life for senior adults dramatically improved.The programs that Mr. Leggett either created or enhanced will provide much needed services to those who need them the most. His legacy will ensure the wellbeing of county residents for generations to come. And so fittingly, we are proud to re-name our newest affordable senior housing site to be called “The Leggett.”