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Six vacant Anacostia properties awarded to two non-profits

The developers are Mi Casa and the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights

1220 Maple View Place SE.
Photo via Google Street View

This Tuesday, the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) awarded six vacant District-owned properties in Historic Anacostia to two non-profits who will redevelop them for family-style affordable housing.

Two of the lots, located at 1528 W Street SE and 1926 15th Street SE, will go to non-profit Mi Casa. Here, Mi Casa will build two single-family homes for households earning no more than 50 percent of the area median income (AMI).

Past projects by Mi Casa include The Genesis Project in Brightwood, the Ivy City Special Demonstration Project in Ward 5, and Crestwood Cooperative in Ward 1.

The DHCD awarded four buildings to non-profit Development Corporation of Columbia Heights (DCCH), who will rehabilitate them into five single-family homes, located at 1220 Maple View Place SE, 1648 U Street SE, 1518 W Street SE and 1326 Valley Place SE. Two of these homes will be for households earning less than 50 percent of AMI, while three will be for households earning less than 80 percent of AMI.

DCCH’s past projects in D.C. include Fairmont Square Apartments and the transformation of Columbia Heights’s dilapidated Tivoli Theater into the mixed-use Tivoli Square.

According to the DHCD website, “every vacant and blighted property in DCHD’s inventory will be in the process of transformation into affordable housing and mixed use communities by the end of 2017.”

DHCD Awards 6 Properties in Historic Anacostia [Department of Housing and Community Development]