Think D.C. Affordable Housing is Bullshit?
At least some of you do given the comments I've read in the past few months:
Inclusionary Zoning is great for the most part, but for residents who “purchase” a unit, they’re screwed. 20 year restrictions on resale is absurd. What happens to this low or moderate person when they need to sell their unit? They walk away with nothing and they will be forced to become renters again. Typically of this Administration, all show, no substance. Some plan…
Ft. Totten Station calls it’s $1300 one bedrooms affordable. For whom? I can’t afford that as a federal attorney! We need rent caps. Now.
Blue Skye did a piss poor job “redeveloping” the Marley Ridge Condos near Benning Rd SE. They cut every corner they could by using poorly skilled workers and cheap materials. If you are looking to buy property in DC, steer clear of anything that they were involved in. You will regret it immediately. Blue Skye = Money Pit.
Well now you have your opportunity to complain on record to the government, though please keep ranting on the comment boards—I don't want to discourage anyone. More below the jump.
DHCD Seeks Public Opinion About Affordable Housing
(Washington, DC) — The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a series of public hearings to provide District of Columbia residents the opportunity to express their opinions concerning affordable housing, special needs housing, homelessness and community development and public service activities in the District of Columbia over the next five years (fiscal years 2011 – 2015).
Public hearings are scheduled for –
- Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at 441 4th Street NW inside of the Old Council Chamber
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE inside of the DHCD Housing Resource Center; conference room
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at 3939 Benning Road NE inside of the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization
- Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at 2000 14th Street, NW; Reeves Center, 2nd floor conference room
District of Columbia residents who would like to present oral testimony are encouraged to register in advance either by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling (202)442-7251. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any.
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800)201-7165. A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request by calling (202)442-7251 five days prior to the hearing date.
Residents who require language interpretation should specify which language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, or French). Interpretation services will be provided to pre-registered persons only. Deadline for requiring services of an interpreter is five days prior to the hearing date. Bilingual staff will provide services on an availability basis to walk-ins without registration.
Written statements may be submitted at the hearing, or until 4:45 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, and should be addressed to — ATTN: Leila Finucane Edmonds, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020.