Langston Terrace Celebrates...

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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Summer Fun for Youth and Se...

Lincoln Heights youth and senior programs had some fun in the sun with a Paint and Sip event to close out their summer activities. They were treated to hot dogs and hamburgers while they created paintings and enjoyed each others’ company on August 25. The youth also received backpacks, school supplies, trophies, winter coats, and

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DCHA Appoints New Executive...

Today, the District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted to appoint Interim Executive Director Brenda Donald to executive director. “Since my arrival in June, I have met some of our residents, many members of the DCHA team and other stakeholders. I have been doing my homework and have a good sense of the

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CESP Awards More Than $55,0...

More than $55,000 in scholarships were awarded to 19 students furthering their education as part of the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Program. The CESP awards, which were given out at a ceremony on August 4, provide financial assistance to DCHA customers who demonstrate a financial need and academic leadership. Applicants

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DCHA RESIDENT COUNCIL ELECT...

SPECIAL NOTICE: COVID-19 AND THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS The 2020 District of Columbia Housing Authority resident council elections were delayed due to COVID-19. While it has always been important to ensure elections are fair, transparent, and accessible, DCHA and Resident Participation Services PLLC have been working to include safety precautions as an important criteria in the

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DCHA Customers Benefit from...

Hundreds of District of Columbia Housing Authority  families will benefit from a generous donation of lightly used appliances from Sonder, a tech-enabled hospitality company that aims to redefine the travel experience through inspiring design and modern service. Approximately 200 electric appliances including refrigerators, stoves and ranges, dishwashers, and microwaves were recently donated to DCHA for

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Public Notice: Emergency Ho...

BACKGROUND:On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 into law to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. Section 3202 of the ARP appropriates funds for new incremental tenant-based Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs). The U.S.

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DCHA Welcomes Summer Youth

The District of Columbia Housing Authority is employing 130 young people this summer in three different programs that provide job experience and life skills. The first program was created by DCHA’s Office of the Executive Director. It is a special educational opportunity for committed law and graduate students in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area

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Three DCHA Programs Win 202...

The District of Columbia Housing Authority’s EnVision Center/Workforce Development Initiative will be awarded with the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 2021 Award of Merit in the Resident and Client Services Category and has been nominated for the 2021 NAHRO Award of Excellence. In addition, the Youth Development program and Frederick Douglass Family Self-Sufficiency

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HCVPeople July 2021

Homeownership Month: Throughout DCHA’s remote operations due to the COVID-19 health emergency the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Assistance Program team has worked tirelessly to assist families to become homeowners. Continuity of operations continued through virtual meetings; phone calls with families, program partners, lenders and settlement agents; on-line submission of required documents; and coordination with DCHA

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Last Modified: 09/19/2019 11:47 am