The Housing Provider Ombudsman (HPO) helps small housing providers better understand the District of Columbia’s housing laws. The HPO is available to help in the following ways:
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The purpose of the $787 billion Recovery package is to jump-start the economy to create and save jobs.
Inclusionary Zoning requires that a certain percentage of units in a new development or a substantial rehabilitation that expands an existing building set aside affordable units in exchange for a bonus density.
A core part of DHCD’s mission is to revitalize communities. Many of the Department’s programs are intended to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods. Specific examples of these efforts include the Ivy City Special Demonstration Project, Small Business Technical Assistance and Storefront Façade.
To ensure that programs and funding recipients serve District residents as desired, DHCD conducts appropriate oversight.