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District of Columbia Housing Authority

General Information

The District of Columbia Housing Authority's (DCHA) mission is to provide quality affordable housing to extremely low to moderate income households, foster sustainable communities, and cultivate opportunities for residents to improve their lives. DCHA is using its MTW authority to support programs and policies that align with the agency’s five strategic goals:

  • Goal A: Create opportunities to improve the quality of life for DCHA residents, through collaboration and partnerships
  • Goal B: Increase access to quality affordable housing.
  • Goal C: Provide livable housing to support healthy and sustainable communities.
  • Goal D: Foster a collaborative work environment that is outcome driven and meets the highest expectations of the affordable housing industry.
  • Goal E: Effectively communicate DCHA’s accomplishments and advocate for its mission.

DCHA currently manages approximately 8,100 public housing units and 16,400 Housing Choice Voucher units.

More info at: https://www.dchousing.org

MTW Status

DCHA signed their MTW agreement in 2010, with its participation going through its Fiscal Year 2018. As a result of Congress passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, DCHA’s MTW Agreement was modified and extended to the end of its Fiscal Year 2028.

Last updated April 12, 2024