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The District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners recently approved subsidy to create more affordable housing in Ward 7.

The board approved the use of up to $875,000 in Local Rent Supplement Program funds for 35 units in a soon to be developed four-story, 93-unit building called Providence Place. The action, which was taken at the March 13th board meeting, is one of several creative financing tools DCHA and the city will be using to build and create more affordable housing in the District.

The 35 units will receive project-based voucher subsidy funded by local District funds that are administered by DCHA.  In addition, the 35 units are intended to serve as replacement units for DCHA customers currently living in Lincoln Heights or Richardson Dwellings, whose annual income is no more than 30 percent of the area’s median income, as part of the city’s New Communities Initiative. For a family of four, the area median is $117,200. The remainder of the units will be offered to families at 60 percent of the area’s median income.

Providence Place will be located close to Lincoln Heights in the Deanwood neighborhood on the campus of Progressive National Baptist Church (PNBC). PNBC is a consortium of African-American Baptist Churches and have teamed with Atlantic/Pacific Communities & Urban Matters as development partners. They have hired Torti Gallas Urban to serve as architect and Hamel Builders to serve as the general contractor for the project. There will be  one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. It also will feature amenities such as community space, courtyards, and underground parking.

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