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DHCD Announces Additional Awards to Nonprofits to Support COVID-19 Recovery

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

DHCD Announces Additional Awards to Nonprofits to Support COVID-19 Recovery

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announces 11 additional nonprofits will be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to support housing and community development organizations that have experienced an increase in administrative costs, constituent requests or other disruptions to normal operations due to COVID-19.

"We are trying to extend this resource to as many nonprofits as possible and help them continue their work in the community," said DHCD Director Polly Donaldson. "The public health emergency continues to have an impact on residents who are requiring more assistance from organizations that would usually be a resource of support."

The 11 additional nonprofits include:

Bethany Inc.

Byte Back

Dreamers and Achievers

Greater DC Diaper Bank

Jubilee Housing

Miriam’s Kitchen

Mission First Development Housing Corporation

Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia

SB Works

Veterans on the Rise

Ward 7 Business Partnership

In total, 45 nonprofit organizations will receive nearly $1.9 million in grant assistance.

Nonprofit organizations were eligible to receive up to $50,000 in assistance based on eligible reimbursable expenses. To be eligible, organizations had to: have federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or evidence of fiscal agent relationship with a 501(c)(3) organization; serve District residents or business owners by providing affordable housing or community development services; and be registered and in good standing with all applicable District regulatory agencies.

Requests for applications were received from June 29, 2020 through July 22, 2020. In August, Mayor Bowser announced the following organizations were notified for grant assistance:

ARCH Development Corporation

Bread for the City

Calvary Women’s Services, Inc.


Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

Central Community Development Corporation

CHV Tenants Association

Columbia Heights Day Initiative/District Bridges

DC Central Kitchen

Diane’s House

District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc.

East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership

Far South East Family Strengthening Collaborative

Friends of Rhode Island Ave.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC

Healthy Babies Project, Inc.

Homes for Hope

House of Ruth

Housing Counseling Services, Inc.

Housing Up

Manna, Inc.

Marshall Heights Community Development Org. Inc.

Mi Casa, Inc.

New Endeavors by Woman

Opportunities Industrialization Center of DC

Pathways to Housing DC

RAP, Inc.

Suited for Change

University Legal Services

Vida Senior Center

Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc.

Washington DC Fashion Foundation

Woodley House, Inc.

Young Woman’s Christian Home