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The HFA was established in 1979 to stimulate and expand homeownership and rental housing opportunities in Washington, D.C. We accomplish our mission by issuing housing mortgage revenue bonds that lower the homebuyers’ costs of purchasing homes and the developers’ costs of acquiring, constructing and rehabilitating rental housing. We embrace our responsibility with conviction and pledge our best efforts to serve as the city's champion for homeowners and renters and to act as the city’s principal catalyst for neighborhood investment.

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DCHFA Names Michael Hentrel, General Counsel

The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) has appointed a new General Counsel, Michael Hentrel. In April, Hentrel’s tenure began at DCHFA where he is the agency’s lead attorney reporting to DCHFA’s Executive Director/CEO Todd A. Lee. “Michael’s appointment is a key addition to DCHFA’s senior management team. His extensive experience in the housing and finance industries will greatly contribute to DCHFA achieving its goals of providing innovative solutions in affordable housing in the District,” stated Lee.
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DCHFA Closes First HUD Level I 50/50 Risk Share Transaction by Financing the Preservation...

The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) closed on its first U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Level I 50/50 Risk Share 542 (c) loan to finance the preservation of 176 affordable units at Woodmont Crossing Apartments (2327 Good Hope Road Southeast).
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District Agencies Announce Progress to Transform Parkway Overlook Community

Several District Government agencies have closed a financing deal that will preserve 220 affordable housing units in the long vacant Parkway Overlook Apartments in the Ward 8 neighborhood of Congress Heights. The project—which will consist mostly of family-sized units—will also provide workforce development training to residents and energy savings through the installation of solar panels.
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DCHFA Finances New Affordable Senior Housing and Preserves Affordable Units in Wards 5 and...

The DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) issued financing for both a new construction project and a preservation development all on the same day. On January 11,DCHFA issued $11.1 million in bond financing to construct 1164 Bladensburg Apartments (1164 Bladensburg Road, NE).
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DCHFA Financing Preserves Affordable Housing in Chinatown

On December 21, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) issued $39 million in bond financing for the preservation of Wah Luck House Apartments (800 6th Street NW). The 153 unit apartment building is located in Chinatown, within blocks of Capitol One Arena. Wah Luck House is home to one the city’s largest communities of Chinese residents.
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Thanksgiving Dinner at the DC Housing Finance Agency

DCHFA is opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day to distribute 200 dinners to at risk, homeless families and/or individuals in need of a meal. Dinner will be served by DCHFA staff members and their families who are giving up a part of their Thanksgiving holiday to ensure that others in the community are fed.
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DCHFA Financing Brings The Solstice to Northeast, D.C.

On November 2, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) financed its first development of Fiscal Year 2018 with the issuance of $21.5 million ($10.6 million long term, $10.9 million short term) in DCHFA tax exempt bonds to fund the construction of The Solstice (3534 East Capitol NE, Washington, D.C.) The new four story mixed-use building will bring 137 affordable apartment homes (one, two and three bedrooms), 75 parking spaces and 2,074 square feet of retail space to Ward 7’s Deanwood neighborhood. “Deanwood has emerged as a destination neighborhood and the cost of housing is rising.
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DCHFA Launches the Housing Investment Platform with the Groundbreaking of Elvans Road Townhomes

On August 3, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) will launch the Housing Investment Platform (HIP) and Single Family Investment Pilot at the site of HIP’s first project Elvans Road Townhomes (2501 Elvans Road Southeast, 10-11:00 a.m.) As a part of the Single Family Investment Pilot, DCHFA has partnered with H2DesignBuild, a Certified Business Enterprise with Small Business Enterprise points and City First Bank, to construct five new townhomes in Ward 8’s Barry Farm neighborhood.
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The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency launches the Housing Investment Platform with the...

DCHFA will launch the Housing Investment Platform (HIP) and Single Family Investment Pilot at the site of HIP’s first project Elvans Road Townhomes. DCHFA established HIP as a platform for innovative investments that will increase the Agency’s support of the D.C. housing market outside of traditional bond and tax credit financing. As a part of the Single Family Investment Pilot, DCHFA has partnered with H2DesignBuild and City First Bank of DC to construct Elvans Road Townhomes in Ward 8’s Barry Farm neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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DCHFA Introduces Multi-Family Online Application

The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) takes its multifamily financing process completely online with the launch of the new Multi-Family Lending Application. “We developed this application to make it easier for developers to do business with the Agency to increase the production of affordable housing in the District of Columbia,” stated Todd A. Lee, Executive Director of DCHFA, “This is the first in a series of innovations in affordable housing finance that the Agency will deliver over the next 12 months.
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DCHFA Partners with Jubi lee Housing to Preserve and Expand Affordable Housing in Columbia...

The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) is investing in affordable housing in Columbia Heights for the second time this spring with the issuance of $15,840,000 in bond financing for the rehabilitation and construction of the Maycroft Apartments (1474 Columbia Road N.W.
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DCHFA Closes First HPAP Loan for Home Purchase Assistance

June is National Homeownership Month and the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) is announcing its first closing of the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP). On June 12, Leonidas Saturria Rosario and Lurden Martinez de Saturria became homeowners with the assistance of the HPAP program. “We are happy and satisfied that our prayers of being homeowners have been answered. We are not priced out of the market and can afford to stay in D.C. thanks to HPAP.”
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DCHFA Celebrates Homeownership Month with New Incentives for D.C. Home Buyers

June is National Homeownership Month and the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency is celebrating with three announcements from its Single Family Programs division as a part of the District wide June Housing Bloom. “Homeownership is the cornerstone of wealth accumulation. This month DCHFA is expanding the Agency’s homeownership resources and providing greater incentives for people to purchase a home in the District of Columbia,” stated Todd A. Lee, Executive Director, DCHFA.

DCHFA Partners with SOME to Expand Affordable Housing in Columbia Heights

On May 10th, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) issued $10,200,000 (short and long term tax exempt obligations) in bond financing to rehabilitate and increase
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DCHFA Finances a Fourth Project at The Yards

The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) issues $55 million (long term tax exempt bonds) in acquisition and construction financing for Guild (1346 4th Street SE) a new apartment building with 39 of its 191 units reserved for residents earning at or below 50 percent of the area median income. The affordable units will be interspersed with the market rate units creating an income diverse community.

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Manny Gonzalez, FAIA of KTGY Architecture + Planning to Speak at...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the firm’s Los Angeles office, will serve as a speaker at Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Gonzalez was invited to be a panelist at the session, “Skating to Where the Puck is Going to Be,” held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

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Manny Gonzalez

Manny Gonzalez, FAIA of KTGY Architecture + Planning to Speak at...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the firm’s Los Angeles office, will serve as a speaker at Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Gonzalez was invited to be a panelist at the session, “Skating to Where the Puck is Going to Be,” held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.