Public Housing Power

22 October, 2019

COVID 19 Public Housing Update April 15, 2020

Public Housing residents, this week DCHA has put out two separate updates for public housing residents. One is a new visitor policy for residents and Senior/Disability properties and the other is a general update on several issues that affect public housing residents and voucher holders, such as reporting loss of income, recertifications and inspections. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Empower DC at 202-234-9119 xt. 101 (please leave a message and it will be returned shortly.

COVID 19 Public Housing Update April 8, 2020

Organizing to win systemic improvements to public housing, a critical form of affordable housing that serves thousands of DC's lowest income residents.

Empower DC is committed to improving and preserving DC's public housing which is a vital lifeline for thousands of our lowest income residents. Our work includes regular outreach within public housing communities and support for public housing residents who attend monthly DC Housing Authority Board meetings and DC Council oversight and budget hearings.

That work has led to investments of local money to support maintenance and repair of public housing. We work both citywide and on a property specific basis, continuing to support the Park Morton Resident Council as they go through the redevelopment process as well as the Barry Farm Tenant & Allies Association. 

The DC Housing Authority has unveiled a plan to "reposition" 2,600 units of public housing over the next 10-14 years. The first properties to be targeted are: Benning Terrace, Fort Dupont/Stoddard Terrace, Fort Dupont Dwellings, Garfield Senior & Terrace, Langston Terrace & Additions and Richard Dwellings followed by Greenleaf Additions, Judiciary House, Kelly Miller Walk-Ups, Ledroit Apartments, Kelly Miller Townhomes and Woodland Terrace. 

Click here to read the plan and provide comments.

For more info please contact: Daniel del Pielago or call 202-234-9119 ext 101

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