The District of Columbia Housing Authority cleared the way for more than 170 extremely affordable units to be built in the city.

“These affordable units are part of the larger commitment DCHA made with the city in January,” said DCHA Executive Director Adrianne Todman. “We are working with several District agencies to bring some 1,760 new units of housing to D.C. in our ongoing efforts to preserve and create affordable housing.”

Alongside 12 different private and public organizations, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the use of some $82.2 million in public funding in 12 construction projects that would house some 1,760 District residents. Of those units, 800 would be affordable and 171 of those would be for families making 30 percent of the area median income or below.

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.

“This is just another example of DCHA being creative in its use of subsidy to ensure District residents have a place to call home for years to come.” said Board Chairman Terri Thompson.

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 29 applications for this funding 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.

Preservation Projects Receiving DCHA Operating Subsidy (Name, Location, Developer)

  • Sarah's Circle, 2551 17th Street N.W.  (Ward 1), Sarah's Circle
  • 1431 E Street NE,1431 E Street N.E. (Ward 6), Redevelopment Housing Advisors
  • 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 Receiving DCHA Subsidy (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
  • 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


DCHA Board Chairman Terri Thompson listens to public comment at a board meeting.
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