Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Housing Authority’

Chatter: Eviction Counseling

What you said about what we said last week
In last week’s Housing Complex column, Aaron Wiener looked at a rule change by the D.C. Housing Authority that makes it easier for low-income renters who’ve committed misdemeanors or other infractions to lose their housing vouchers.
While some affordable housing advocates worry the move could displace residents for crimes [...]

Nickles: Parks Contracts Are OK After All

Late Friday, Attorney General Peter Nickles released an opinion stating that the D.C. Housing Authority is required to vet its contracts worth $1 million per year or more through the D.C. Council.
That was a nice, if unexpected twist to the disclosure that his boss, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, had sent $82M in parks construction contracts [...]

Fenty’s DCHA Contracts: Some Questions

You have questions about the $82 million dollars in parks-and-rec spending that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is sending to the D.C. Housing Authority? LL has (some) answers!
What are these projects?
According to data furnished by the D.C. Council, they are 12 projects to renovate 12 parks or recreation facilities. One, to build a $1.3 million ballpark [...]

Nickles: DCHA Contracts Must Go to D.C. Council

Attorney General Peter Nickles has determined that the D.C. Housing Authority must send its million-dollar-plus contracts to the D.C. Council for approval.
Such a determination comes less than 24 hours after news broke that the Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has sent a dozen parks-and-rec construction projects worth $81.6 million to DCHA in a manner that eluded [...]

Resident Requests Help from Councilmember

If it's a work day at the D.C. Council, then you can bet that residents across the District will be asking their councilmembers for some sort of favor. Carolyn Long mans the front desk for Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and also handles liaison with folks that live in the many Ward 2 senior residences. [...]

The Tragedy of H.R. Crawford Is the City’s Tragedy Too

In response to his paper's exhaustive auditing of H.R. Crawford's real-estate development, Post columnist Marc Fisher does a perfect job of describing what exactly is at issue with the famous developer. It's not the government money he's taken. It's the false hope he's given to poor residents whose property he wants to sell out from [...]

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