May 2020 Quarterly Newsletter

Carolyn Kornegay Punter Senior Vice President, Housing Choice Voucher Program and Eligibility and Continued Occupancy Division Franselene St. Jean Vice-Chair of the District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and HCVP Commissioner, askthehcvpcommish@dchousing.org   VetsRide Program to Assist D.C. Veterans Impacted by COVID-19 Public Health Emergency The VetRide Program has expanded to include D.C. …

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A Message from Chief Execut...

At the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), we are committed to ensuring the well-being of all of our residents and families. We’d like to take this opportunity to provide an important update around coronavirus (also known as COVID-19).

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A message from the Office o...

The Office of General Counsel for the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) wishes to advise the public of the following processes for submitting legal documents and receiving requests temporarily as a result of OGC Telework status to avoid the spread of Coronavirus and to limit staff on the premises: Subpoenas DCHA will temporarily process …

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DCHA’s Resident Offic...

The District of Columbia Housing Authority is always thinking of ways to enhance its public safety efforts across its portfolio. One of those programs has several officers as customers, as well as employees, living within several of its traditional public housing communities. The Office of Public Safety’s Resident Officer Program allows its police officers, as …

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GRAND RE-OPENING OF FREDERI...

The District of Columbia Housing Authority celebrated the grand re-opening of its new one-stop shop for its Family Self-Sufficiency program with community, District, and federal partners. The Frederick Douglass Family Self-Sufficiency Center was recently renovated to house the multitude of services that help DCHA customers reach their individual goals in education, employment, and homeownership.   …

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Successful Job Fair for The...

More than 600 job-seeking D.C. residents attended a recent hiring information event for The Wharf’s next phase of construction. The job fair, held January 24 at the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Southwest Family Enhancement and Career Center, was a chance for DCHA customers and other area residents to learn more about potential open positions …

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Housing Assistance Payment ...

Due to ongoing system conversions, some landlords may encounter some minor discrepancies in their Housing Assistance Payment Contract for January. The HCVP team is working to resolve this issue and is conducting case by case analysis to ensure that payments will be rectified in February. Specifically, any participant receiving an underpayment in January will be …

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16th Annual Gift of Love

Lots of joy was spread around at the Capper Recreation Center recently in Southeast. Each year since 2003, the District of Columbia Housing Authority has helped thousands of children enjoy the holidays. The Gift of Love initiative offers DCHA employees, community partners, government agencies, and others the opportunity to provide toys, books, and other gifts …

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Spreading Holiday Cheer in ...

Children in the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Southwest communities received some holiday cheer in the form of gifts and music–kicking off the agency’s Gift of Love celebration. U.S. Coast Guard Chaplin Lt. Jonathan Alexander and his staff distributed the gifts, which were collected from Coast Guard and other Department of Homeland Security employees, to …

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MEET SHAROD WADE, A DCHA FI...

Sharod Wade rented his entire life. He never considered homeownership until he became a customer of the District of Columbia Housing Authority. He overcame a lot to become the proud homeowner he is today and is sharing his experience with others. “I saw all of this happen before it happened. I envisioned it. It was …

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