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NH&RA Hosts ICAST IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator

ICAST’s IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator is now available on NH&RA’s website under the Resources section.

DC Accepting Neighborhood Prosperity Fund Applications

The Washington, DC Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) invites the submission of proposals for the Neighborhood Prosperity Fund (NPF).

Member News

Tiber Hudson Welcomes Evatt and Glenn

Tiber Hudson LLC announced it named Patrick Evatt as a partner and Scottland Glenn as associate to the Washington, DC-based firm. 

DC Names Donald Executive Director/CEO of DCHFA

The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) appointed Christopher Donald as executive director and CEO. Donald has served as interim executive director since January 2020, following the untimely death of Todd Lee.

Member News

Standard Communities Acquires DC Property

Standard Communities, the affordable housing division of Standard Companies, said it has acquired Ritch Homes Apartments, located at 1420 and 1424 R Street NW, Washington, D.C.  The property consists of 42 rent-subsidized apartments for low income families. As part of a public-private partnership, Standard will add four units to the site as part of an […]

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Pennrose selected as Co-Developer for 15-acre DC Public Housing Redevelopment

The DC Housing Authority selected Pennrose, EYA and Bozzuto to redevelop the 15-acre Greenleaf Gardens Public Housing community, ultimately envisioned to feature more than 1,800 units.

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DC Council Votes to Extend Rent Control, Increases Affordable Housing Funds

The DC Council voted to approve the fiscal year 2021 budget, which includes a ten-year extension of DC’s rent control program and $9 million in additional funding for the Housing Production Trust Fund.

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DMV Jurisdictions Issue Stay-at-Home Orders, Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums

The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) have all extended their shelter in place orders and issued moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions.

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WinnCompanies Preservation in Washington, DC Featured in HUD User

The comprehensive renovation of 303 affordable units on two nearby sites in Washington, DC by WinnCompanies was recently featured in a HUD User case study. The accumulation of wear and tear since the previous renovation more than 30 years ago, the perception of residents and neighbors that the developments were unsafe and a shortage of supportive services relative to need were all addressed by WinnCompanies as part of the rehabilitation.

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DC Commits to Deliver 36,000 housing Units by 2025, Launches Housing Data Blog

Following a report from the Urban Institute that estimates the Washington, DC region needs 374,000 more housing units by 2030, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments approved regional housing targets. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser set a goal to deliver 36,000 housing units by the year 2025. The office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & […]


Rockefeller Foundation Selects DC, Oakland, Dallas and St. Louis for Opportunity Zones Initiative

The Rockefeller Foundation announced $3.7 million in grants that will benefit four U.S. cities to help drive responsible private investment in Opportunity Zones. The Foundation named Washington, D.C., Oakland, Dallas and St. Louis as the newest participants in its Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative, which launched in May 2019. The initiative will help cities […]


NSPIRE Demonstration Registration Now Open

HUD opened registration for its new National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration. NH&RA encourages all eligible PHAs, owners and agents to participate in the NSPIRE demonstration. Properties will be given an advisory NSPIRE score and the most recent UPCS score will remain on the books. NSPIRE demonstration participants will have the opportunity to shape the new REAC inspection protocol and to prepare in advance of the mandatory changes.

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Urban Institute Highlights Zoning Strategies to Improve Housing Affordability

A recent post on the Urban Institute website by Solomon Greene and Jorge Gonzalez highlights how local governments are “increasingly recognizing that restrictive zoning and outdated land-use regulations can suppress housing supply, drive up housing costs, and widen racial and economic disparities. Leveraging smart zoning reforms and easing building restrictions can unleash housing supply to help meet the […]

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