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DHCD Seeks Offers to Transform Five Vacant and Blighted Parcels in Anacostia

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Potential Applicants Can Learn More about Solicitation Process at June Pre-Bid Meetings

(Washington, DC) – The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has released Solicitations for Offers (SFOs) for the development of five sites in the Anacostia neighborhood of Ward 8.

Through the following SFOs, DHCD is seeking public offers to build projects that promote homeownership and combat blight in the District:

  • 22nd Street, V Street and 16th Street SE SFO: Proposals sought to construct affordable housing of which: (a) 75 percent are affordable to households with incomes from 0 percent-50 percent AMI; and (b) 25 percent are affordable to households with incomes from 51 percent-80 percent AMI. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  The specific locations are:
    • 1414 22nd Street SE
    • 1615 V Street SE
    • 1637 V Street SE
    • 2206 16th Street SE
  • 2352, 2356, 2360 High Street SE SFO: Proposals sought to construct single family homes of which:
    (a) 40 percent of the units are affordable to households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI); and (b) 50 percent of units are affordable to households with incomes at or below 50 percent AMI. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017. 
     UPDATE: The deadline for proposals has been extended to 4 p.m. Wednesday, August, 16, 2017

In addition to the affordability requirements, developers must ensure that the units are marketed to public employees such as firefighters, teachers and police officers.

Please visit https://octo.quickbase.com/db/bktkegi66 to request access and submit a proposal.

Pre-Bid meetings will be held at DHCD’s Housing Resource Center, 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE as follows:

  • High Street site: 10 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017
  • 22nd Street, V Street and 16th Street sites: 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017

For additional information and questions, please visit http://dhcd.dc.gov/service/property-acquisition-and-disposition or contact [email protected].

Since taking office, Mayor Muriel Bowser has made affordable housing a major focus of her administration, and a key part of this commitment involves moving vacant properties out of the pipeline. Another is her $100 million investment in the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF). DC’s annual $100 million HPTF is more than any city per capita in the country. In October, the mayor celebrated a record HPTF investment for FY 2016: $106.3 million supporting 19 projects that will produce or preserve more than 1,200 affordable housing units across the city. And in the first five months of FY 2017, one half of the HPTF is already allocated to projects that will produce and preserve affordable housing across the District.

Additionally, in her March 30 State-of-the-District address, the mayor announced a new initiative of $10 million dedicated solely to a new public-private housing preservation fund.

Since January 2015, the Bowser Administration has produced and preserved over 3,100 units of affordable housing units in the District with more to come. More than 3,700 affordable housing units—capable of housing more than 9,250 District residents—are in the development pipeline.

The District’s multi-pronged approach to housing production and preservation, homeownership, and development of vacant properties is winning national recognition. On April 28, DHCD was announced as a finalist for the Urban Land Institute’s Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award. This annual award, provided by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, recognizes innovative ways the public sector is addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis. The winner will be announced in September.