District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett was one of the featured presenters at Mayor Muriel Bowser’s seventh annual March Madness, a special preview of new and upcoming development projects that will provide more quality affordable housing, support for small businesses, and other resources for District residents.
Bowser and the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) John Falcicchio, who also is a commissioner on DCHA’s board, hosted March Madness, held Wednesday, March 24. This year’s theme for the event was D.C. HOPE – Housing, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Equity.
Garrett said DCHA is proud to partner with the District and thanked city officials for its financial support of nearly $90 million in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 for the agency’s ongoing rehabilitation efforts. He also detailed a few upcoming projects such as the master planning of the historic Langston Terrace, the need for a commercial real estate brokerage for potential property search for a new headquarters, and the redevelopment of two plots in the former footprint of Capper Carrollsburg in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.
“These are exciting new opportunities to partner with DCHA as we move as quickly as we possibly can to create new mixed-income and mixed-use communities with a focus always on our fellow Washingtonians most in need of safe and affordable housing options,” Garrett said.
The March Madness event included speakers from various District agencies and partners, as seen in the video below.
Garrett’s presentation begins at 44:10 minutes.