DCHA Executive Director Announces Proposed 20-Year Transformation Plan for Traditional Public Housing Portfolio (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
October 10th, 2019

From DCHA's newsletter:

District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett unveiled a working draft of phase one of the agency’s 20-year comprehensive plan to begin addressing tackle the up to $2.5 billion in deferred maintenance and capital improvements at more than 6,600 units in DCHA’s traditional public housing portfolio. The plan would preserve affordable existing stock and create new affordable housing.

In 2018, following guidance from DCHA’s Board of Commissioners, Garrett undertook a comprehensive review of the agency’s traditional public housing portfolio. That review showed significant portions of the portfolio had deteriorated to such a condition as to be potentially uninhabitable, or threatening to the health and safety of DCHA’s residents without urgent action.

“My priority has always been our customers and the health and safety of their homes. Due to the crisis of these conditions and challenge to DCHA’s mission, we are launching ‘Our People, Our Portfolio, Our Plan — DCHA’s 20-Year Transformation Plan,’” Garrett said. “This plan charts a roadmap for the transformation of DCHA’s public housing stock, and for DCHA as an agency itself. Our overarching goals are to move all of our residents living in unsafe and unhealthy conditions to quality housing as quickly as possible; to be steadfastly transparent; to revitalize our communities so that they are stable, healthy, and offer educational, employment, and economic opportunity; and to establish DCHA as a capable mission-driven entity that can implement our objectives.”

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