Posts Tagged ‘adrianne todman’

The Incredible Shrinking Housing Authority Funding

Times are getting leaner for the D.C. Housing Authority.
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced its annual Capital Fund grants to around 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to pay for the development and maintenance of public housing. D.C.'s share, HUD reported, would be $13,677,447.
That figure represents a slight [...]

Housing Chief Todman Weighs in on Capper/Carrollsburg

My column this week is on the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood around the Navy Yard Metro. It's a lively neighborhood these days, with three new parks and a rapidly growing restaurant scene. Many residents—newcomers themselves—think of it as a brand-new neighborhood, built from scratch. But there's a sad history behind the place: The Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public [...]

Gray Signals Shift to “Demand Side” On Affordable Housing

There wasn't much news in Mayor Vince Gray's press conference today announcing the new Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force—finally—which is required to by law update the one from 2006. Thirty four people from the worlds of advocacy, business, and government will deliver a report by this fall, which is a pretty quick clip (until you [...]

A Bright Spot in Howard-area Housing

A long-decrepit apartment complex was formally reborn yesterday, as top D.C. housing officials welcomed 28 families to the Williston Apartments just south of Howard University, an area still pockmarked with falling-down buildings.
The 1940s-era structures had gone into serious disrepair through the 1990s, when the belonged to a non-profit tax credit partnership called the Capitol City [...]

Stalemate Continues After CFO’s Attempted DCHA Takeover

In late May, District Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi made known his intenton to take over the finances of the District of Columbia Housing Authority by July 1–a punishment of sorts for allowing the Fenty adminsitration to funnel millions of dollars through the authority for dubiously-awarded recreation center contracts. Interim DCHA director Adrianne Todman quickly [...]