The developer insists it's preserving affordable housing. Some residents disagree.
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The Museum Square tenants score a big victory in court.
But first there are a host of legal issues to resolve.
The Section 8 building has been the subject of two lawsuits and three D.C. Council bills.
It's the latest volley in the ongoing battle of the Section 8 complex.
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.
A legal loophole allows building owners to charge exorbitant prices for tenants to remain in their apartments. Two proposals would address that.
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received a welcome bit of news earlier this week, when they learned that the building's owner had reversed course and withdrawn its stated intention not to renew its Section 8 contract—the arrangement that provides federal subsidies to the building's all-low-income tenants.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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]