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The District of Columbia will soon begin constructing more than 800 units of affordable housing thanks to 12 different public and private partnerships.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the use of some $82.2 million in public funding in these 12 construction projects on Friday, January 29. Once completed, approximately 1,760 District residents will be housed.

“Washingtonians in all eight wards should have access to quality affordable housing,” Bowser said. “My administration is committed to producing, preserving, and protecting affordable housing across the city.”

These construction projects that will preserve and create affordable housing are using money from the Housing Production Trust Fund, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Low Rent Subsidy Program, in addition to other public and private funds.

“We are proud to partner with Mayor Bowser and the Department of Housing and Community Development to create and preserve affordable housing,” said District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Adrianne Todman. “The operating subsidy we are providing will help pay rent for low-income residents who will be able to call the District home.”

The funding awards are the result of the DHCD’s 2015 Funding Notice and Request for Proposal Process, also known as Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA). Developers meeting DHCD’s established criteria compete for the funds twice a year.

“Working together with our partner agencies, we can seamlessly provide creative ways to address the housing needs of the District,” said DHCD Director Polly Donaldson. “By combining our resources, we are able to ensure quality, safe and affordable neighborhoods that improve the lives of the residents whom we serve.”

DHCD and DCHA were joined by the Department of Energy and Environment, D.C. Housing Finance Agency, Department of Human Services, and Department of Behavioral Health to review the 29 applications for this NOFA round.

The winning 12 applications include 400 units of preserved housing that will be remodeled, 338 new housing units, and 83 permanent supportive housing units. To meet the application’s requirements, 40 percent of the units will serve residents who make 30 percent of the area median income or below. Another 40 percent are slated for families earning between 30 and 50 percent of AMI. The remaining are for people earning 50 percent or more of AMI. All of the affordable units will remain affordable for a minimum of 30 years by law.

Bowser said the community developers told her that “if we know this money is going to be in the pipeline, we will be ready for it,” referring to regular commitments to the Housing Production Trust Fund. The next NOFA RFP process is slated to begin in March.


Preservation Projects (Name, Location, Developer)

Glenn Arms, 2518 17th Street N.W. (Ward 1), SP Affordable Housing Group III, LLC
Sarah's Circle, 2551 17th Street N.W.  (Ward 1), Sarah's Circle
Hedin House, 2900 Newton Street N.E. (Ward 5), THC Affordable Rental Housing, Inc.
1431 E Street NE,1431 E Street N.E. (Ward 6), Redevelopment Housing Advisors
Huntwood Courts, 5005­-5009 Hunt Street N.E. (Ward 7), New Market Rental Investors LLC        
Meadow Green Court, 3605-­3615 Minnesota Avenue N.E. (Ward 7), E&G Group LLC
Brandywine 30 Preservation, 718 Brandywine Street S.E. (Ward 8), Dantes Partners          

 

New Production Projects (Name, Location, Developer)

SOME-­Spring Road, 1433­-1435 Spring Road N.W. (Ward 4), SOME, Inc.    
3534 East Capitol Street NE, 3534-­3552 E Capitol Street N.E. (Ward 7), Mid Atlantic Realty Partners, LLC
28th Place SE, 1713 28th Place S.E. (Ward 7), Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C., Inc.
1708 Good Hope Road S.E., 1708 Good Hope Road S.E. (Ward 8), Four Points, LLC
Ainger Place, 2412 Ainger Place S.E. (Ward 8), Ainger Place Development Corporation

 

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Mayor Muriel Bowser
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DC DHCD Director Polly Donaldson
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DCHA Executive Director Adrianne Todman looks on during the press conference.
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