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District officials and community members broke ground on Abrams Hall Senior Apartments, an 80-unit housing community for seniors on the campus of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, now The Parks at Walter Reed, in Ward 4.

The District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett joined Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials on July 16 to celebrate the new building for senior residents.

The Abrams Hall Senior Apartments community includes 80 affordable units, with 64 apartments targeting seniors at or below 50 percent of the median family income (MFI) and 16 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units for seniors at or below 30 percent MFI.

DCHA has committed $3,444,480 in Local Rent Supplement Program subsidy funds to support 16 one-bedroom units for seniors who are at or below 30 percent of MFI.

The new senior apartments are being built in Building 14 of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus, originally constructed in 1976 as barrack housing for soldiers receiving long-term medical care who were able to live semi-independently. In May, ground was broken for 77 units for formerly homeless veterans at Abrams Hall. At completion, Abrams Hall will be a 100 percent affordable housing community with approximately 200 units.

This site will also be the home for The Parks at Walter Reed’s first office tenant, Housing Up, one of the development partners for the project. At Abrams Hall, Housing Up’s 60 employees will provide case management, training, and resources to approximately 600 homeless and low-income families. The staff will also support residents of Abrams Hall Senior Apartments, consulting on resident services and asset management.

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