The District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners approved several resolutions that will lead to another successful fiscal year.
The first action was to approve DCHA’s fiscal 2017 $397.6 million budget. The budget includes how DCHA will operate as a Moving to Work agency by using its subsidies and capital funding to preserve and create affordable housing.
“This is a sound budget,” said DCHA Board of Commissioners Chairman Terri Thompson. “This budget also includes funding from the D.C. government for more police officers, capital repairs, and vouchers for people referred from the Department of Human Services.”
DCHA Director Adrianne Todman agreed and said, “This funding will allow DCHA and its staff to continue to provide healthy, sustainable communities for our customers, improve their quality of life, and offer them more opportunities.”
In addition to providing funding to DCHA, the District government also partners with DCHA in several ways. In one of those partnerships DCHA works with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to help some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.
The Board of Commissioners approved renewing the regulations that provide 100 vouchers to assist District of Columbia families whose homes have been condemned.
“I’m happy that we have these vouchers available for families when they need them,” Todman said. “This action will keep several families from being homeless.”
Another partnership is with the Department of Housing and Community Development. The board approved Memorandums of Understanding with DHCD to maintain or demolish properties the city acquires through vacancy or abandonment.
The board also renewed contracts for appliances and insurance policies for the upcoming year.