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On March 5, 2011, Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of a 53-home development in Northeast Washington’s Deanwood neighborhood. Habitat received the 4.4 acre parcel from the District of Columbia Housing Authority.

“After coming out of a reorganization that gave birth to the DC Housing Authority in 2000, we looked to diversity our housing stock and add to DC’s affordable housing opportunities. Habitat for Humanity was one of the first partners we choose to work with us,” said Adrianne Todman, Executive Director for DCHA.

DCHA had a vacant 4.4 acre plot in Northeast DC where public housing had been demolished after suffering extensive water damage. At the time, DCHA was interested in increasing homeownership options for public housing residents and other low income DC citizens.

“What you see today is a stable, vibrant neighborhood that is a testament to the power of public-private partnerships,” Todman told the assembled group. DCHA subsequently has formed dozens of partnerships that have resulted in thousands of additional rental and ownership opportunities for safe, decent housing for low income DC residents.

Diweena Streater stands on her porch after the ribbon-cutting for her new Habitat for Humanity home.  Next to her are daughter Nia Streater,  Adrianne Todman, Executive Director for the DC Housing Authority and Bruce Reed from Marriott International, the corporate sponsor of this home.
Diweena Streater (left) stands on her porch after the ribbon-cutting for her new Habitat for Humanity home. Next to her are daughter Nia Streater, Adrianne Todman, Executive Director for the DC Housing Authority and Bruce Reed from Marriott International, the corporate sponsor of this home.
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