The Housing Regulation Administration provides many housing resources and services for DC residents.
The Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing Regulation Administration (HRA) administers and regulates facets of the District’s rental housing and condominium laws.
The DHCD Housing Resource Center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. In addition, residents can access DCHousingSearch.org from the DHCD Housing Resource Center.
HUD Section 3 Program requires that recipients of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.
Inclusionary Zoning requires affordable units to be set aside in new development projects.
Lead Safe Washington’s (LSW) primary goal is to create lead safe affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families with children under the age of six.
To ensure that programs and funding recipients serve District residents as desired, DHCD conducts appropriate oversight.
Providing renters, current income & rent limits, and tax credit information.
Informing tenants of their rent stabilization and eviction protection rights.
DHCD serves District residents through enforcement of the Rental Housing Act of 1985, as amended, in order to preserve and increase the supply of quality affordable housing. The Rental Housing Commission (RHC) is charged with enforcement of the Act.
Residential and Community Services Programs providing comprehensive housing counseling services, small business technical assistance and façade improvement opportunities.
This program provides loans and grants that help homeowners meet DC building codes.
The Site Acquisition Funding Initiative (SAFI) provides assistance costs to nonprofit developers committed to the production, rehabilitation, and preservation of affordable housing.
Through Community Based Non-Profit Organizations (CBOs), the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides business support services to small and retail businesses in eligible commercial areas in the District of Columbia.
DHCD provides funding to highly qualified community-based non-profit organizations to develop storefront façade improvement projects in low/moderate income retail/commercial areas.
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program provides 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits to developers of new or rehabilitated rental housing.
DHCD provides assistance to tenant groups that are threatened with displacement due to the sale of their apartment building.