Posts Tagged ‘harry sewell’

Free-Spending Director Is Out at Housing Finance Agency

The D.C. Housing Finance Agency has a new leader. Maria Day-Marshall, who previously served as DCHFA General Counsel, is now the interim executive director, the agency just announced.
Conspicuously absent from the announcement? Any mention of Harry Sewell, the outgoing head of DCHFA.
Sewell, as reported by my colleague Will Sommer, was placed on administrative leave earlier this month after [...]

Overlooked and Underfunded

Just south of Anacostia, on a hill overlooking the Suitland Parkway, lies a ghost town.
I first encountered it earlier this summer while driving around Southeast D.C. with Reuben Pemberton, a Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs official who was showing me buildings with some of the highest outstanding vacant-property tax bills in the city. These [...]

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 [...]