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Ground was broken for the new Glenncrest development project in May 2007 on the tract of land once occupied by Eastgate Gardens, a 230-unit development built in 1966, which had gone without major repairs or modernization for more than 30 years. 
 

Glenncrest is the sixth of seven DCHA projects funded by the HOPE VI program of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The $20 million grant, which was awarded in April 2004, has since been leveraged with public and private resources to produce $74.9 million in total investment to transform the 20.4-acre parcel of land where the demolished Eastgate Gardens once stood.
 
 
Community Diversity
Construction of Glenncrest is now underway and includes a total of 211 units, with 61 units targeted to public housing rentals, replacing the units that once housed Eastgate residents. The remaining 150 units will be homes available for sale. Nineteen of these units will be made available to very low-income families; 131 are targeted to moderate-income families. The project is also helping to provide home ownership options for moderate income District of Columbia workers teachers, police, firefighters, construction workers, and federal and municipal employees.
 
This mixture of rental and homeownership is envisioned to result in a diverse community similar to the traditional neighborhoods of previous generations. Proposed new housing styles reflect the neighborhood’s original homes and will compliment the revitalization of the entire surrounding community.
 
To address the need of the area’s large and growing aging population, DCHA constructed a 100-unit senior building called Triangle View, which is located about a mile away from the new Glenncrest community. The senior building was completed and occupied in 2007.
 
A community arts center will house the project’s Community and Supportive Services Program (CSSP), which will provide young people with creative and vocational opportunities, on site community economic development programs. In addition, an innovative plan devised by the D.C. Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development will support replacement or upgrading of all three schools in the area with $65 million in public funds.
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