The District of Columbia’s Department of Housing and Community Development (“DHCD”) is releasing this Request for Applications (“RFA”) for a tax abatement created under the Tax Abatements for Affordable Housing in High-Needs Areas Amendment Act of 2020 (“HANTA Statute” or “Act”) from developers building new affordable housing units in the Rock Creek West, Rock Creek East, Capitol Hill, and Upper Northeast planning areas. These four areas were identified as having the highest dedicated affordable housing production goals in the District’s Housing Equity Report.
This RFA will be open on a rolling basis with review windows that close every month. This means that applications can be submitted at any time, but will not be reviewed until the close of the next application window. The first application window will close on March 15, 2022, the second on April 15, 2022, the third on May 15, 2022, and so forth.
Applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected]. Due to possible mailbox size constraints, after submission, applicants should send a second email without any attachments to the same email address to confirm DHCD’s receipt of its application.