New Case Study Posted on HUD User
Washington, DC: Preserving Affordable Housing at the Atlantic Apartment Homes
HUD User publishes a series of case studies based on federal, state, and local strategies that increase affordable housing opportunities and support sustainable community development. The projects and community development efforts featured in these reports have demonstrated innovation through a multitude of partnerships and initiatives.
Two adjacent affordable housing projects, built between 1948 and 1964 and last updated in the 1980s, recently underwent a comprehensive renovation that will help keep over 300 units of housing affordable in one of Washington, DC's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Today, the projects are known by a single moniker — the Atlantic Apartment Homes — and demonstrate how obsolete housing can be brought up to date with modern amenities and a robust array of services. Services are provided through an extensive network of local partners to address issues of particular concern to residents, including better access to healthcare and nutritional resources, job training and adult education, and support in dealing with the trauma of gun violence. Developer WinnCompanies received the National Affordable Housing Management Association's 2018 Community of Quality Award for Outstanding Turnaround of a Troubled Property in recognition of the transformation.
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