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THE END OF AN ERA
After more than three years of service, Pedro Alfonso is stepping down from his position as chairman of the District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Employees and fellow board...
VETS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
More than 35 veterans will have a home for the holidays thanks to a team of public and private agencies and the quick work of their staff. The District of Columbia Housing Authority; affordable hou...
WOODLAND TIGERS MAKE NEW FRIENDS
For the past 32 years, Steve Zanders has been keeping the boys and girls of Woodland Terrace active – both physically and mentally. It started when the boys needed a baseball coach. Tha...
D.C. HOUSING AUTHORITY SERVES VETERANS EVERYDAY
NoMa Groundbreaking and increased VASH vouchers are among DCHA’s accomplishments The District of Columbia Housing Authority is providing more than $17 million in housing subsidy for the new J...
AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATE HONORED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners honored Robert Pohlman at their October meeting for his work to save affordable housing. Pohlman is retiring as the executive direc...
D.C. HOUSING AUTHORITY AIMS TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OVER 10 YEARS -- AGENCY JOINS THE NATIONAL BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGE
The District of Columbia Housing Authority accepted President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge to reduce the agency’s energy use by 20 percent within 10 years. U.S. Housing and Urban Dev...
WELCOME THE 2014-2017 RESIDENT COUNCILS
Nearly 100 people were sworn in as Resident Council officers at the District of Columbia Housing Authority headquarters on Wednesday, September 3. The officers, who lead resident associations at DC...
PARK MORTON GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
Tatyana Norris celebrated her seventh birthday at the Park Morton back-to-school event on Wednesday, August 20th. With her face painted like a pink lioness, she hung onto her mother, Davida Tran Norr...
D.C. HOUSING AUTHORITY BREAKS GROUND ON THE CAPITOL QUARTER COMMUNITY BUILDING
The District of Columbia Housing Authority broke ground on the estimated $11 million community building for the Capitol Quarter community, located on 5th Street between K and L streets in Southeast on...
DCHA WELCOMES NEW COMMISSIONERS
Commissioner Shelore L. Fisher The next District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting will feature two new faces – Interim Deputy Mayor M. Jeff...
TWO COMMISSIONERS THANKED FOR THEIR SERVICE
The District of Columbia Housing Authority honored two outgoing Commissioners at the July Board of Commissioners meeting held Wednesday. Former Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins and M. Bernadette Tolson hav...
D.C. HOUSING AUTHORITY OPENS AFFORDABLE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY THE AGENCY IS NOW A CERTIFIED MEDICAID PROVIDER
The District of Columbia Housing Authority opened its first, state-of-the-art, affordable assisted living facility. The $5 million, three-story affordable assisted living facility located at 2905 11th...
DCHA CELEBRATES HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH
Thirty-one homeowners and potential homeowners celebrated their efforts on June 6 as part of national Homeownership Month. The District of Columbia Housing Authority’s homeownership team help...
NEW HOMEOWNER SPOTLIGHT: CHARLESE JENNINGS
Charlese Jennings and her Maltese dog, Deogie, regularly take walks along the sidewalks surrounding her new townhome, greeting their neighbors. When she has family and friends over, they enjoy sitting...
IMPROVEMENTS AT LINCOLN HEIGHTS
New iron fencing, landscaping, storm drain repairs, retaining wall repairs and lighting are among the improvements being made to beautify and increase safety at Lincoln Heights. “We are using...
TODMAN EDUCATES THE IVY LEAGUE
District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Adrianne Todman last week lectured scholars at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the importance of public housing in society....
TODMAN FIGHTS FOR FEDERAL DOLLARS
“Without good staff and funding, we can’t move the needle on poverty and help people.” That was the message D.C. Housing Authority Executive Director Adrianne Todman gave to appro...
DCHA BREAKS GROUND ON 195-UNIT LOFTS AT CAPITOL QUARTER
District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Adrianne Todman was joined by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Council member Tommy Wells, and other officials to break ground on the latest addition to...
DCHA AND VETERANS NOW SET TO SURPASS GOAL IN HOUSING HOMELESS VETERANS
Vicky M. Williams is a peer support counselor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She recently began coursework to earn her Masters of Social Work. Williams, 44, is an Iraq War veteran where she s...
DCHA SHARES IN THE SUCCESS OF ITS CLIENTS
It took Tammy Wolford approximately five years to make her way through the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency, Workforce Development, and Homeowners Assistance prog...
LANGSTON TERRACE UNVEILS NEWLY NAMED JANICE WADE MCCREE COMMUNITY CENTER
District officials and Langston Terrace community members recently celebrated the life’s work of Janice Wade McCree. District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Adrianne Todman...
D.C. HOUSING AUTHORITY UNVEILS JANICE WADE MCCREE COMMUNITY CENTER AT LANGSTON TERRACE
Washington D.C. -- Langston Terrace neighborhood leaders and community members will be joined by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Chairman Phil Mendelson and District of Columbia Housing Authority Executi...
AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRESERVED AT GIBSON PLAZA
D.C. Housing Authority Executive Director Adrianne Todman joined city officials and residents in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly refurbished Gibson Plaza Apartments in the Shaw neighborhood th...
PHASE III OF SHERIDAN STATION
On September 27, 2013, Mayor Vincent Gray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Victor Hoskins, D.C. Housing Authority Adrianne Todman, and other officials joined Pam Askew, senior vice p...
DCHA POLICE TAKE OVER COMMUNITY
Wednesday, August 6 was the 30th Anniversary of National Night Out and the District of Columbia Housing Authority partnered with members of the Benning Terrace Community to affirm our aversion to crim...
TRUST LETS STUDENTS SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES
The DC Youth and Investment Trust Corporation played a vital role in the success of the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) summer initiatives. Early this summer, DCHA held its third annual...
POTOMAC GARDENS CELEBRATES ITS OWN
The Potomac Gardens Resident Council has made a commitment to recognizing community achievers. DCHA Commissioner Aquarius Vann-Ghasri, who also serves as the Resident Council President for Potomac Ga...
Today DCHA Executive Director Adrianne Todman and members of DCHA senior staff met with a delegation of academics and government officials from the Land and Housing Institute (LHI), Korea Land and Hou...
SECTION 3 WORKERS HIRED FOR 11TH STREET BRIDGE PROJECT
It was a June evening when three individuals closed one chapter in their lives and started the next. Calvin Turner, Ali Sparrow and Isaac Livingston-El, three of the eight graduates from the 11th Str...
CLASS & HOOPS III
Markita Bryant, Ms. Rhode Island 2013, stopped by the tournament to provide some extra encouragement to the young women participating in the mini-camp for cheerleading. A DC native, Bryant is an exam...
SIXTEEN YEARS OF “THE BEST”
Kristen Lerch-Kosin, an independent Section 3 Employment Program Partner, purposely arrived late and unprepared for her presentation, showing the kids exactly what not to do on their first day of work...
DCHE HELPS RAP CELEBRATE 43 YEARS
Monday, June 17, 2013 was the 43rd birthday for Regional Addiction Prevention (RAP), Inc., and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, and other offic...
SERVING OUR VETERANS
DCHA, in partnership with DC Office of Veterans Affairs, US Vets, DC Habitat for Humanity, and other service providers hosted an Employment, Education and Housing Initiative designed to help veterans...
NATION’S SECOND OLDEST PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT TURNS 75
Langston Terrace, opened May 5, 1938, celebrated its 75th anniversary on May 4, 2013. It was the first U.S. Government-funded public housing community in Washington and the second in the nation. It w...
DCHA, ONE ECONOMY, TEAM UP TO BRIDGE DIGITAL DIVIDE
The District of Columbia Housing Authority is committed to enhancing the lives of all District residents, and that commitment includes more than just providing safe, affordable housing. DCHA is partn...
THREE TOP DC LEADERS INSPIRE YOUTH AT EASTERN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in the country where the Executive Director of a housing authority, Chief of Police and Director of Planning are all women. In recognition of Women&rs...
MONEY WELL SPENT
Home Depot is a major go-to spot for DCHA when it comes to improving and maintaining more than 50 different properties throughout the District’s eight wards. Last year, DCHA spent m...
TO PROTECT AND SERVE
Many of the brave men and women that serve on DCHA’s police force are sworn police officers. This gives them full rights and services throughout the District, not just on DCHA-owned properties....
HOUSING AUTHORITY BEGINS NEW YEAR WITH NEW LEADERS
In 2012, the DCHA Leadership Academy was introduced as an enrichment option for employees. The Leadership Academy is a totally voluntary program, is designed to increase efficiency in and understandi...
SANTA CAME EARLY TO DCHA FAMILIES
On Saturday, December 22, 319 children received toys and books from DCHA employees and friends through the Gift of Love program, DCHA’s annual holiday celebration. The “Gift of Love”...
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