Posts Tagged ‘dcha’

DCHA to Close Waiting List for Public Housing

The D.C. Housing Authority is making it official: If you're hoping to apply for public housing, you're out of luck.
Bread for the City reports that DCHA will close its waiting list for public housing indefinitely by the end of the year. Practically speaking, the move doesn't actually change much. The waiting list for the city's [...]

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 [...]

Capper/Carrollsburg Going For Another Extension

It may not surprise anyone who’s been watching the glacial movement of the massive Capper/Carrollsburg HOPE VI development site near the ballpark, but the District of Columbia Housing Authority is making it official: This month, they’ll be asking the Zoning Commission for another two-year extension to file new building permits. That means that the residential [...]

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 [...]