218 Vine – New affordable housing for low- and moderate-income renters coming to D.C.

The Washington Post

April 29, 2021

The lack of affordable rental housing in D.C. continues to challenge households with low and moderate incomes. The D.C. Housing Finance Agency announced several projects as 2020 came to a close that will provide additional affordable housing in the coming years.

According to its CEO, Christopher E. Donald, the agency is committed to financing affordable rental housing in all eight wards of the District.

Current developments include:

ยทย New apartments at 218 Vine St. NW. Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners and Housing Up are developing 129 new apartments that will be leased to residents with 60 percent of area median income or less. The community, which is two blocks from the Takoma Metro station, will include a business center, community room, on-site management, fitness center and 25 parking spaces. The apartments will have Energy Star appliances. Housing Up will provide services at the building for tenant education, health and wellness, education and employment, and community building. Case management services will also be provided for residents in the 24 permanent supportive housing units, which are reserved for formerly homeless people.