Posts Tagged ‘Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)’

Task Force sets 10,000 unit goal

March 13, 2013 • Comments Off on Task Force sets 10,000 unit goal

On Tuesday,  Mayor Gray announced the recommendations of the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force in a report titled Bridges to Opportunity. For the last two years, the Housing For All Campaign has called for the District government to provide more housing that District residents can afford. We were happy to see that the first two […]

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Housing Production Trust Fund Report released!

October 4, 2012 • No Comments »

Check out our new report:A Decade of Progress: Investing in Lives and Neighbors through the Housing Production Trust Fund. Since 2002, the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) has been helping to create vibrant neighborhoods in the District of Columbia as the key tool for preserving and developing affordable housing. The Trust Fund, administered by the […]

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Fund the Fund so Tenants can Purchase

April 30, 2012 • No Comments »

The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) is responsible for keeping a lot of DC residents in their home. At the Committee on Housing and Workforce Development Budget hearing, Tamira Ramirez a bilingual tenant organizer at the Latino Economic Development Corporation testified urging the council to preserve TOPA. Thank you for convening this hearing. I’m […]

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Tenant purchase preserves affordable housing in DC

July 14, 2011 • No Comments »

This post also appears on The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) has been a boon to DC residents who wish to remain in their homes and purchase their properties. However, the recently-passed DC budget cuts funding to this program, making it very hard for low- and middle-income residents to make purchases and necessary […]

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DC Residents Today Share Stories of Affordable Housing Victories, Struggles on “Before and After” Neighborhood Tour

July 11, 2011 • No Comments »

A guest blog from Ash Kosiewicz, Latino Economic Development Corporation. Check out their post here. In the District of Columbia, the journey that many residents embark upon to ensure they have a decent, affordable place to live for the future often starts with a finely-worded letter and a 45-day window of opportunity.   For Lynn […]

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Save the Date: Tenant Town Hall July 16

July 7, 2011 • No Comments »

Come out to the fourth annual Tenant Town Hall and help protect our right to Decent, Affordable Housing in DC! Saturday, July 16th 2:30 to 5:00 pm First Trinity Church 309 E St NW (near the Judiciary Square or Gallery Place/Chinatown metros) Join tenants from across the city to talk with elected officials and government […]

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Tenant Purchase video

June 6, 2011 • No Comments »

The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act is a unique tool DC residents have to buy the home they live in if it comes up for sale. Unfortunately, the Housing Production Trust Fund, the major source of local funding for this program has had limited resources to help tenants dreaming of purchasing their buildings. Next week, DC […]

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Are we scared to address the affordable housing needs of our residents?

May 24, 2011 • No Comments »

On May 3, 2011 David Bowers of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. testified at the Public Hearing on the FY 2012 Budget for the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).  His words perfectly summarized what’s at stake for affordable housing in the budget. When the D.C. Council votes on next year’s budget we hope […]

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The Norwood Dreams of Tenant Purchase

May 11, 2011 • No Comments »

More great video from the Housing for All Rally! Silvia Salazar from the Norwood Tenant Association read a bedtime story. The story told the dream that her apartment building has of purchasing using the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act – a dream that can only be realized with the help of the Housing Production Trust […]

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