Veterans Freedom Mural


Marcella Williams

Marcella’s House is a Low Income Housing Tax Credit  (LIHTC) project in Wilmington which serves formerly homeless veterans.

The three-story building at 901 Washington St., which has 15 apartments, opened in 2010.

Also part of the same project, Judy’ House offers 16 apartments at 801  Washington Street for chronically homeless adults.

News Journal Story on Veterans Mural June 29 2016

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Marcella’s House is named in honor of our own Marcella Williams, a formerly homeless client who is now an employee, homeowner and member of our Board of Directors.

In July 2016, about 100 people attended the dedication of the Veterans Freedom Mural on the north wall of Marcella’s House. The mural depicts all of the branches of the military and the various hurdles veterans must overcome when returning home.

The project was a partnership between Connections, the Wilmington Renaissance Creative District initiative, and other area stakeholders. Special thanks to Philadelphia-based muralist and public artist Eric Okdeh for making it happen.

The time-lapse video above consists of 750 images taken by photographer Bob Craig over a one-week period while the work was in progress.