D.C.’s public housing will be overhauled under new 20-year plan (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
September 12th, 2019

From Curbed DC:

One of the District’s biggest landlords has put out an ambitious plan to refinance, repair, and redevelop roughly a third of its overall portfolio. That landlord is the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA), which owns and manages over 8,000 public housing units citywide. While it is still in draft form, the plan—first discussed earlier this year during the D.C. government’s annual budget negotiations—aims to preliminarily address 2,610 units that require urgent upgrades.

Those units are spread across 14 properties located in all four quadrants of the District. Four of the properties containing 463 units would be stabilized in the short term, while the other 10 would undergo sweeping renovations or redevelopments because their conditions are so severe, according to DCHA. The housing authority says it requires between $2.2 billion and $2.5 billion in deferred maintenance to preserve these 14 properties, plus 27 others, over the next 20 years. To bankroll it all, some properties would need different subsidy arrangements.

Read Curbed DC's article "D.C.’s public housing will be overhauled under new 20-year plan," featuring the District of Columbia Housing Authority.

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