The District of Columbia Housing Authority received a $21 million grant allocation for capital improvements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD allocated $279 million to housing authorities in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia in May. Nationally, $2.6 billion was awarded to housing authorities across the country.

These grants are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to approximately 3,100 public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize their portfolios including large-scale improvements, such as replacing roofs, making energy-efficient upgrades, and replacing old plumbing and electrical systems.

While an increase over last year’s allocation, DCHA had received nearly $25 million in capital funds in 2001. The agency regularly uses creative financial tools to fund repairs and redevelopments of its affordable housing portfolio. For example, the DCHA Board of Commissioners approved $88.7 million for the second phase of energy improvements, upgrades, and modernization of equipment and infrastructure at 27 properties.

Last modified: 6/25/2018 2:00:00 PM