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The District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners approved the allocation of local funding to subsidize more than 150 units of affordable housing in partnership with the city.

The board approved Local Rent Supplement Program funding will provide operating subsidy for 168 units in 10 construction projects  throughout D.C. that will contain a total of 835 affordable homes. The projects are from the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development’s fiscal 2016 Consolidated NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) for affordable housing, which developers compete for twice a year.  The Consolidated NOFA brings together capital, rental assistance, and supportive service dollars together.

“We are proud to partner with Mayor Bowser and the Department of Housing and Community Development to create and preserve affordable housing,” said DCHA Interim Executive Director Nathan Bovelle. “The operating subsidy we are providing will help pay rent for extremely low-income residents who will be able to call the District home.”

These construction projects will preserve or create affordable housing and use money from the Housing Production Trust Fund, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Local Rent Supplement Program, in addition to other public and private funds.

The city’s RFP process “makes sure funds are given to the best possible projects that benefit the most D.C. residents—maximizing the limited funds that are a precious resource,” Bovelle said.

The affordable projects that will receive funding are Partner Arms 2, 4506 Georgia Avenue, N.W.; Delta Towers, 1400 Florida Avenue, N.E.; Brookland Place Apartments, 617 Hamlin Street, N.E.; Fort Stevens Place Apartments, 1339 Fort Stevens Drive, N.W.; Liberty Place Apartments, 881 Third Place, N.W.; St. Elizabeths East Housing, 1100 Alabama Avenue, S.E.; City View, 2850 Douglass Place, S.E.; Diane’s House, 2610 Bladensburg Road, N.E.; Abrams Hall, Walter Reed Campus, Building 14; and 1164 Bladensburg Road, N.E.

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DCHA Board of Commissioners Chairman Terri Thompson and Interim Executive Director Nathan Bovelle.
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