The DHCD Housing Resource Center, located at 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, (One-Stop-Shop for Housing Information)
D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Director Polly Donaldson on Friday March 31 issued the agency’s Spring 2017 funding notice and request for proposals (RFP) to produce and preserve affordable housing for District residents.
In the RFP, DHCD will prioritize projects that primarily serve households earning below 30 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) or between 31 percent-50 percent of AMI. In addition, DHCD will give consideration to projects that include Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) units.
DHCD partnered with the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health (DBH), the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA), the D.C. Department of Health (DOH) and the D.C. Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide the approximately $100 million in available funding resources, which include:
- Local funding: the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF); DCHA’s Local Rent Supplement Program (LRSP), Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and Annual Contributions Contract Program (ACC); and PSH funds from DBH and DHS.
- Federal funding: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program.
The RFP is available for review at: https://goo.gl/DvyJ6R. Online applications will be available beginning April 14, 2017, and must be submitted in DHCD’s online submission system before June 14, 2017. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
How to Learn More
A pre-orientation for developers interested in submitting a proposal will be held by DHCD’S Development Finance Division (DFD) on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm at DHCD Housing Resource Center, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.
Developers seeking LIHTCs should note that DHCD’s draft Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) is available for review at http://dhcd.dc.gov/publication/2017-dhcd-low-income-housing-tax-credit-qualified-allocation-plan-draft. DHCD will hold a hearing on the QAP on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Housing Resource Center. Comments on the QAP can be sent to QAP.firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to DHCD, Attn. Danilo Pelletiere, Housing Development Advisor, Office of the Director, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington DC 20020.
Doing More to Produce and Preserve Affordable Housing
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the next affordable housing steps in her inclusive prosperity platform as part of her March 30 State-of-the-District address. She will once again invest an unprecedented $100 million in the HPTF. She is launching a new initiative: $10 million dedicated solely to a new private-public housing preservation fund.