“We have a moral responsibility to serve the folks that need this kind of healthy and efficient housing, to make it happen."
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Polly Donaldson could help the agency pivot toward tackling homelessness.
Which development contract will be eliminated next?
It's the latest volley in the ongoing battle of the Section 8 complex.
More than six years after the District Opportunity to Purchase Act became law, it's never been used.
Last June, residents of the Museum Square Apartments at 401 K St. NW learned that their building would be demolished unless they could come up with $250 million. After that threat of displacement, though, everything seemed to go the tenants' way. Then-D.C. Councilmember David Catania quickly drafted emergency legislation to prevent landlords from charging these exorbitant [...]
"They knew that it was decaying, and they didn’t do anything about it."
The building had become a symbol of the city's failure to anticipate expiring affordability covenants and take steps to preserve those affordable units.
About a third of the units developed would be reserved for households making less than 80 percent of the area median income.
The city says the owner can't raise the rent on 63 of the units to market levels until 2049.