District of Columbia Housin...

On September 14, 2020, the District of Columbia Housing Authority filed a motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment in response to the complaint filed against the authority and Executive Director Tyrone Garrett by Chelsea Andrews, DCHA’s former general counsel. On April 8, 2020, DCHA, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, immediately prioritized

Continue Reading >

DCHA and the Office of the ...

The District of Columbia Housing Authority has agreed with the Office of the Attorney General on specific actions the agency will take to implement its plan of crime prevention at 10 of its properties. The agreement outlines enhanced security plans that include more high-definition security cameras, better lighting, and increased patrols, among other efforts. “The

Continue Reading >

DCHA Leveraging Technology ...

  After two years of in-person community meetings on the Transformation Plan and other development initiatives, the District of Columbia Housing Authority used technology to successfully complete its first round of several required resident engagement meetings in its communities that will soon see capital improvements in conjunction with the federal RAD program.. The RAD program,

Continue Reading >

DCHA Establishes Partnershi...

The District of Columbia Housing Authority entered into a partnership with Black Girl Health, a nationally known organization that works with companies, government entities and more to integrate strategic health programming in rural and urban communities, to offer physical and mental health wellness workshops on September 10. Black Girl Health (BGH) will take over DCHA’s

Continue Reading >

DCHA Celebrates the 23rd Ye...

Several students who participated in the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s summer employment program, Do Your BEST, joined in a virtual graduation ceremony. More than 60 young people were part of the 23rd year of DYB. Just like everyone else, they learned to adapt to their new virtual work situations. “You are at the beginning

Continue Reading >

DCHA Awards $25,000 in Scho...

  Thirteen students were awarded $25,000 in scholarships through the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Program to further their studies in health administration, Spanish and English literature, criminal justice, and more. One scholarship recipient, Jada Cummings, learned about CESP from her Family Self-Sufficiency coordinator. While in the midst of working through

Continue Reading >

DCHA Establishes Partnershi...

The District of Columbia Housing Authority entered into a partnership with Howard University College of Medicine to provide general health screenings and COVID-19 testing at several of its senior and disabled and family properties located in Ward 1. Faculty, providers, and students from Howard University College of Medicine and health sciences schools will use community

Continue Reading >

The Newest Class of the App...

  The District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Modified Apprenticeship Training Program has started for the 2020-2021 season. The Modified Apprenticeship Training Program (ATP), started in March 2018, has nearly 40 apprentices this year who have the opportunity to learn job skills while also working to enhance the appearance and curb appeal of DCHA properties. The

Continue Reading >

DCHA Partners with Sonder t...

              Sonder, a tech-enabled hospitality company that aims to redefine the travel experience through inspiring design and modern service, recently donated new and gently used furniture and home furnishings from a dozen Sonder spaces to the District of Columbia Housing Authority. “This generous donation from Sonder is a first

Continue Reading >

Greg Mays Joins DCHA as Gen...

Greg Mays, formerly of the Dallas Housing Authority, will join the District of Columbia Housing Authority as its General Counsel on Monday, August 17, 2020. “We welcome Greg Mays and his expertise in housing law to DCHA,” said DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett. “Mays’ experience in complex real estate transactions will be an asset for

Continue Reading >

Last Modified: 09/19/2019 11:47 am