Archive for May, 2014

Budget Update: CNHED advocacy wins increases across the Continuum of Housing

May 29, 2014 • Comments Off on Budget Update: CNHED advocacy wins increases across the Continuum of Housing

Yesterday, the DC Council voted on the DC Budget, reflecting increases by both the Mayor and the Council to provide affordable housing to DC residents. TOTAL Wins $79.3 million total commitment for the Housing Production Trust Fund $3 million increase to the Local Rent Supplement Program for the production of affordable rental housing $4 million increase […]

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Housing Production Trust Fund invests in our communities

May 22, 2014 • Comments Off on Housing Production Trust Fund invests in our communities

The Housing Production Trust Fund is the back bone of affordable housing in DC. Last year, DC invested in the Trust Fund so it could invest in our communities. What happened? The District built, preserved, or rehabbed homes for 1,260 families and individuals. Here’s a snapshot of where the Trust Fund will be invested in […]

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Love the Fund? Fund the Fund.

May 20, 2014 • Comments Off on Love the Fund? Fund the Fund.

Councilmembers, you say you support $100 million for the Housing Production Trust Fund, will you now fund it? This winter, members of the DC Council expressed their support for $100 million for the Housing Production Trust Fund in public forums across the District. Councilmembers Bonds, Bowser, Evans, Graham, and Wells stood in support of CNHED’s […]

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To address homelessness, we need affordable housing

May 14, 2014 • Comments Off on To address homelessness, we need affordable housing

Adapted from the testimony of Bob Pohlman, Executive Director of CNHED to the Committee of the Whole hearing on the Budget Support Act.  For the third year in a row, budget discussions have focused on homeless families living at DC General and in hotels. Much attention has focused on how to take families out of […]

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Amazing before and after pics will make you wonder why DC isn’t fully funding the HPTF

May 14, 2014 • Comments Off on Amazing before and after pics will make you wonder why DC isn’t fully funding the HPTF

The Housing Production Trust Fund can do lots of awesome things for our city, including turning dilapidated buildings into vibrant community spaces. Michael Wiencek, president of Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners came to show the DC Council some examples of work his firm has done to renovate homes in Washington, DC and call for […]

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Why DC should invest in HPAP

May 1, 2014 • Comments Off on Why DC should invest in HPAP

What is the Home Purchase Assistance Program? HPAP is the Districtʼs homegrown downpayment and closing cost assistance program which provides up to $44,000 for first-time, low- and moderate income home buyers ($40,000 downpayment assistance plus $4,000 closing cost assistance). Downpayment assistance is critical for low and moderate income DC residents as saving enough for a […]

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