The District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is releasing this Request for Applications (RFA) for its Residential Accessory Apartments Program. DHCD invites applications from qualified for-profit or non-profit/tax-exempt entities, either as a single entity or a partnership, capable of structuring and administering a program for the development of residential accessory apartments in Washington, D.C. Preference will be given to District Certified Business Enterprises (“CBE”).
The goal of this initiative is to support the creation of residential accessory apartments at existing residential properties. Residential accessory apartments are defined as a dwelling unit that is secondary to the principal single household dwelling unit in terms of gross floor area, intensity of use, and physical character, but which has kitchen and bath facilities separate from the principal dwelling and may have a separate entrance.