Posts Tagged ‘section 8’

Judge Rejects $250 Million Price Tag for Embattled Section 8 Building

The Museum Square tenants score a big victory in court.

Developer Plans to Replace Museum Square With 825 Apartments and Condos

But first there are a host of legal issues to resolve.

Bonds Bill Aims to Protect Museum Square Tenants, Defying Lawsuit From Owner

The Section 8 building has been the subject of two lawsuits and three D.C. Council bills.

Museum Square Owner Sues City Over Legislation

It's the latest volley in the ongoing battle of the Section 8 complex.

This Is How Museum Square’s Owner Justified Its $250 Million Pricetag

A Freedom of Information Act request reveals how a developer came to the astronomical figure its residents might have had to pay to keep their homes.

Catania, Gray Bills Aim to Prevent Future Museum Squares

A legal loophole allows building owners to charge exorbitant prices for tenants to remain in their apartments. Two proposals would address that.

City Inquiries Shed Light on Museum Square Owner’s Reversal

Residents of the Museum Square Apartments at 401 K St. NW received a welcome bit of news earlier this week, when they learned that the building's owner had reversed course and withdrawn its stated intention not to renew its Section 8 contract—the arrangement that provides federal subsidies to the building's all-low-income tenants.
Earlier, the owner, the [...]

Museum Square Tenants Get a Reprieve From Demolition, Eviction

Amid public concern over the loss of affordable housing in the Chinatown neighborhood and the specter of political action, the owner of the low-income Museum Square Apartments has opted not to follow through on its plan to demolish the 302-unit building—at least not for the time being.
The Williamsburg, Va.–based Bush Companies, which also goes by the [...]

Catania Bills to Aid Section 8 Tenants Will Have to Wait

David Catania acted quickly to introduce a legislative fix to an issue threatening hundreds of D.C. residents on Section 8 housing subsidies last week. But he didn't act quickly enough.
My column in last Thursday's paper examined a recent ultimatum issued by a Mount Vernon Triangle building owner to the 302-unit building's low-income, mostly Chinese tenants: Come [...]

Catania Legislation Aims to Address Exorbitant Demands on Section 8 Tenants

In my column in yesterday's paper, I reported that residents of the Museum Square Apartments had recently received an ultimatum. If they didn't come up with $250 million to purchase the building, the low-income, mostly Chinese tenants were informed, it would be demolished, and they'd have to move. Not only would 302 units of affordable [...]

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