Affordable housing in D.C., according to DHCD Director Polly Donaldson

In August 2015, a report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reported that almost half of the households in Washington, D.C. paid more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, while almost 25 percent paid more than 50 percent. In order to produce more affordable housing in the District, Mayor Muriel Bowser has committed over $100 million every year to the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF), more than any city per capita in the country. The HPTF is a permanent, revolving fund that produces affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households. Recently, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA) conducted its first-ever audit of the HPTF, finding that the DHCD does not properly manage the program.

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Source: Curbed Washington DC

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