Posts Tagged ‘d.c. housing authority’

Housing Authority Gets $2.5 Million for Homeless, Makes Small Dent in Cuts

The District of Columbia Housing Authority announced this morning that it had recieved a $2,529,288 competitive grant from HUD to find permanent supportive housing units for the homeless. That's great news, especially since the Department of Human Services–which usually secures such apartments–just had its budget cut by $11 million for fiscal year 2011, which was [...]

Housing Authority Director Chats with Highland Dweller

A couple weeks ago, we looked at all the confusion surrounding renovations at Highland Dwellings, a public housing project near the Maryland border in Ward 8. Yesterday, WPFW's Pete Tucker aired a conversation between D.C. Housing Authority interim director Adrianne Todman and Schyla Pondexter-Moore, a skeptical resident. I've transcribed chunks of the conversation that illustrate [...]

Overstimulated: Federal funds mean things are moving fast at Highland Dwellings.

On a Friday evening in late July, a small group of residents gathered around a white sheet taped to the side of Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Washington Highlands, straining to hear the faint soundtrack of a film projected from a laptop. The audience’s intense concentration didn’t just come from the low volume, however. The balmy [...]