Twenty-five participants in the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Modified Apprenticeship Training Program graduated in a hybrid online and in-person ceremony on November 17. “What a big day and how proud you should be of yourselves,” said DCHA Executive Director Brenda Donald, who noted the apprentices have gained skills, experience, and friendships through the program.
Several members of the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Modified Apprentice Training Program took part in a painting course that led to a certification, hosted by Sherwin Williams. “This program is designed to help individuals learn the basics of the trade and to get an opportunity to get a job with a painting contractor,” said
Residents in several District of Columbia Housing Authority communities in Wards 5, 7, and 8 are benefitting from the new shade from approximately 250 trees being planted. The trees, supplied and planted by Casey Trees, were made possible with a D.C. Department of Energy and Environment grant that aims to sow trees citywide. “Following thermal
Representatives from the District of Columbia Housing Authority recently presented to leaders in national housing about its new and growing Rent Reporting and Credit Building program. Joseph Nelson, who coordinates the program for DCHA, was a panelist at the annual NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) during the first week of October. He
Residents at Lincoln Heights were treated to a free lunch today from PinkE’S EATS! Progressive National Baptist Convention, developers of Providence Place, wanted to show their appreciation to the community for living beside their construction project by providing 250 lunches. They had assistance from the Lincoln Heights Resident Council and the District’s New Communities Initiative.
More than 70 District of Columbia Housing Authority Resident Council officers were sworn-in by Board of Commissioners Chairman Neil Albert this week. The elections, which were held on September 9 and 10, allow residents to choose leadership in their individual communities. Resident councils represent their neighbors and work to improve the quality of life for
Some 350 District of Columbia Housing Authority employees spread out throughout the agency’s senior portfolio Friday, October 1, to plant flowers, paint, and work on other improvements that upgraded the curb appeal and brightened the communities’ properties. “Taking care of this city’s most valuable residents, its seniors, and providing them with a better quality
Brenda Donald is, by her own admission, still pretty new to the world of real estate. Yet she finds herself at the helm of D.C.’s largest landlord, becoming the latest executive charged with engineering a turnaround for the D.C. Housing Authority. “I wasn’t a social worker either and I ran D.C.’s child welfare agency,” Donald
The Langston Terrace community celebrated its 83rd anniversary as well as the end of summer. Community members were treated to a bounce house, music, and food on Saturday, August 28, as part of the annual festivities around the anniversary of the oldest public housing built in Washington, D.C. Langston Terrace, a national historic landmark, is
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