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The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is to create and preserve opportunities for affordable housing and economic development and to revitalize underserved communities in the District of Columbia.

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DHCD’s FY 2019 Affordable Housing Financing Starts in High Gear with $51 Million Investment...

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed on three loans that will produce 326 affordable units capable of housing 730 District residents in three Ward 8 neighborhoods.
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DHCD Announces Enhancements to its Affordable Rental Housing Locator

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced today that enhancements have been made to its free affordable housing online tool. DCHousingSearch.org helps potential tenants find affordable rental housing in the District through detailed listings that include photographs, size and type of bedrooms
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DHCD Seeks Design Input on New, Comprehensive Affordable Housing Database

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development announced today it is seeking design input on a new public website that would, for the first time, provide comprehensive data on affordable housing in the District.
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DHCD Seeks Offers to Transform Vacant Ward 8 Sites into Affordable Housing

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has released Solicitations for Offers (SFOs) to transform several sites in the Ward 8 neighborhoods of Anacostia and Congress Heights into affordable housing for District residents.
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HPTF Financing Will Help Homeless Secure Housing in Ward 4

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed a loan agreement that will provide 12 units of permanent supportive housing (PSH) for chronically homeless families at the Partner Arms 2 Apartments, 4506 Georgia Avenue NW, in the Petworth neighborhood of Ward 4
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Mayor Bowser Announces Eight Projects That Will Produce or Preserve More Than 500 Affordable...

Mayor Bowser announced the selection of eight projects that will produce or preserve more than 500 affordable housing units with funding from the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF). The Mayor also announced new housing investments that will provide enhanced financial assistance to DC Government employees interested in becoming first-time homebuyers in the District, increasing the amount of home purchase assistance available for all DC Government employees under the Employer-Assisted Housing Program (EAHP) from $10,000 to $20,000 and increasing the benefits Metropolitan Police Department
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Mayor Bowser Announces Appointment of Michael Spencer as Chairman of the DC Rental Housing...

Mayor Bowser announced Michael Spencer as the Chairman of the DC Rental Housing Commission. Spencer was appointed to the Rental Housing Commission in July 2016. Previously, he served as a labor and employee relations specialist and supervisory program analyst for the DC Department of Behavioral Health and an attorney in private practice.
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Mayor Bowser Makes a Historic Investment of $138 Million in Affordable Housing

Mayor Bowser highlighted more than $138 million in investments from the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) in fiscal year 2017, which ended on September 30. The HPTF investments support 23 projects that will produce or preserve more than 1,900 affordable housing units throughout the city. Since coming into office, the Bowser Administration has sparked the creation or preservation of more than 8,400 affordable units, with another 3,700 units in preconstruction.
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HPTF Financing Preserves Affordable Housing Units in Burrville

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) closed a loan agreement totaling more than $12.9 million that will help preserve 106 affordable housing units in Ward 7. The funding was made available through the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF).
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HPTF Financing Helps Preserve Affordable Housing Units in Shepherd Park

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) closed a loan agreement totaling more than $3.1 million that will help preserve 21 affordable housing units in Ward 4 for a tenant association invoking its purchase rights through the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA). The funding was made available through the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF).
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HPTF Financing Helps Tenants Preserve Affordable Housing Units in Columbia Heights

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) closed a loan agreement totaling more than $1.5 million that will help preserve 13 affordable housing units in Ward 4 for a tenant organization that invoked their rights under the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA). The funding was made available through the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF).
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HPTF Financing Will Preserve Affordable Housing Units in Ward 4

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) closed two loan agreements totaling more than $4.2 million that will help preserve 33 affordable housing units in Ward 4 for tenant organizations that invoked their purchase rights through the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA). The funding was made available through the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF).
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Two DHCD Properties Will Be Transformed Into 40 Affordable Townhomes in Wards 7 and...

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announces it has awarded two District-owned properties to two local development companies for the construction of 40 new townhomes, capable of housing over 100 residents, located in Wards 7 and 8.
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DHCD Announces Respondents to Redevelop Historic Anacostia Properties

Department of Housing and Community Development Director Polly Donaldson announced today that the District received two responses to the Solicitation for Offers (SFO) for the development of six vacant and blighted properties in Historic Anacostia (Ward 8).
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DHCD Awards 6 Properties in Historic Anacostia

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced today that it has awarded six District-owned properties in Historic Anacostia in Ward 8 to two experienced, non-profit organizations for the development of family-style affordable housing units
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DHCD Seeks Proposals to Produce or Preserve Affordable Housing

D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Director Polly Donaldson on Friday March 31 issued the agency’s Spring 2017 funding notice and request for proposals (RFP) to produce and preserve affordable housing for District residents.
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DHCD Response to ODCA Report on Housing Production Trust Fund: Remember Unprecedented Affordable Housing...

Polly Donaldson, Director of the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), issued a statement today in response to an Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA) report on the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF). That report made several recommendations for administrative improvements. Donaldson emphasized that HPTF changes implemented since January 2015 have produced and preserved more affordable housing units in the District, and as DHCD’s administrative process continues to evolve, the agency will work collaboratively with ODCA to resolve any findings identified by its review.
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DHCD Announces DC Housing Finance Agency as New HPAP Co-Administrator

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is pleased to announce that on March 1 the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) began operations as co-administrator of the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP). DCHFA joins the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) as a second administrator.
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DHCD Tops $50 Million in HPTF Loans for Affordable Housing In First Five Months...

In just five months in to Fiscal Year 2017, one half of the District’s $100 million Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) has been allocated to projects that will produce and preserve affordable housing across four Wards. The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced today that the HPTF’s $50.3 million mark was met by the closing of two projects that will provide 250 affordable units in Wards 1 and 8

Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Historic Investments in Affordable Housing

On Friday, Mayor Bowser will join District leaders to celebrate a promise fulfilled: the unprecedented expenditure of $100 million from the Housing Production Trust Fund. The $100 million investment is supporting 19 projects that will create or preserve more than 1,200 affordable housing units. Since coming into office, Mayor Bowser has committed $100 million annually to the fund – more than any city per capita in the country.

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Investec Announces Acquisition of The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard

Investec Real Estate Companies, specializing in the acquisition, development, management and leasing of retail properties in California, is pleased to announce its newest acquisition, The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard, California. The 356,864-­­ square-foot shopping center is anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods

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SECRETARY CARSON TO LEAD WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and named U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson.