Tuesday, July 07, 2009

DHCD Opens Affordable Housing Center


Mayor Adrian Fenty today officiated the opening of the Department of Housing and Community Development’s new Housing Resource Center. As a real world counterpart to DCHD’s recently launched online housing database, DCHousingSearch.org, the first-floor addition to the agency’s Anacostia Gateway headquarters offers District residents an array of services to ensure easy access to affordable housing.

The new Resource Center, located at the at the prominent intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Good Hope Road, SE, was made possible through a $300,000 contribution from Fannie Mae – which, along with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, will provide literature on their own affordable housing initiatives in the metropolitan area. "All the time when I’m in and out of the neighborhoods of DC, people ask about jobs…They’re excited about school reform and they also want to know where they can go to find housing – specifically affordable housing,” said Fenty.

7 comments:

Marduke_ii on Jul 7, 2009, 6:28:00 PM said...

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Ken on Jul 7, 2009, 9:26:00 PM said...

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Anonymous said...

Fannie Mae giving out hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars? Isn't that what got us into this economic mess in the first place? Along with Barney Frank's help, of course.

There's plenty of affordable housing. It's in Maryland and deep South Virginia.

We should encourage people to relocate there. (Provided we're actually interested in improving the standard of living in the District, of course.)

Que said...

@ Anonymous said...

"There's plenty of affordable housing. It's in Maryland and deep South Virginia.

We should encourage people to relocate there. (Provided we're actually interested in improving the standard of living in the District, of course.)"



And what do you suppose for jobs there, you damn idiot.

Anonymous said...

Is this only for purchasing a home or it is also for affordable renting? Thanks

Shaun on Jul 30, 2009, 4:05:00 PM said...

The center offers resources for both renting and buying.

 

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