Posts Tagged ‘Housing Authority’

Long-Stalled Park Morton Gets a New Nudge Toward Redevelopment

The last developer failed to deliver. Today, the Housing Authority announced its latest attempt at an overhaul of the troubled complex.

As Park Morton Residents Meet Developers, Frustration but No Fire

Four development groups discussed their backgrounds with a sleepy crowd.

A Year After Closing Waiting List, Housing Authority Begins Its Purge

Slightly more than a year ago, in April 2013, the D.C. Housing Authority bowed to reality and closed its waiting list for people seeking housing assistance. In practice, housing assistance—in the form of housing subsidy vouchers or placement into public housing—was already off limits to people not already on the list, which had extended beyond 72,000 names. [...]

City’s Public Housing Faces $1.3 Billion Shortfall

The D.C. Housing Authority would need an additional $1.3 billion to bring the city's public housing stock up to date, according to DCHA Executive Director Adrianne Todman—a major impediment to the modernization of D.C.'s public housing that helps explain why key projects have stalled.
Testifying this afternoon at a D.C. Council oversight hearing that featured many public [...]

The Courage of Their Evictions

Deborah Colvin knows a thing or two about the need for Section 8 housing subsidy recipients to be responsible—she used to be one. Now she’s on the other side of the ledger, renting out two apartments in a Quebec Place NW rowhouse to tenants who receive government subsidies through the Section 8 voucher program. And [...]

On Affordable Housing, the Feds Pull Back Their Helping Hand

When it comes to housing, D.C. can't expect to be bankrolled by the federal government like it once was.
Last month, I reported that the funding from the federal government for the D.C. Housing Authority had declined sharply. The annual Capital Fund grant to the District is $13.7 million this year, down from $20 million each [...]

Sorry, We’re Closed: Housing Authority Wait List Is Suspended

This morning, a crowd gathered outside the D.C. Housing Authority to protest a change that is really only symbolic.
Today marks the official suspension of the DCHA's waiting list for housing assistance. Practically speaking, though, the list has been closed for some time: It's around 70,000 names long, and low-income residents who joined recently may have [...]