D.C Housing Authority
1133 N. Capitol Street, NE Washington, District Of Columbia 20002


Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The D.C Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 103 projects which contain 8,220 affordable rental units. It also administers 14,143 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, D.C Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Extra Large, meaning it administers 10,000+ Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of D.C Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (37%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (63%) to that of all housing authorities in District Of Columbia, D.C Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in District Of Columbia.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

D.C Housing Authority manages 54 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 69. The scores for properties managed by D.C Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 25.

The highest scoring property in the D.C Housing Authority portfolio is Capital Gateway G and the lowest scoring property is Kelly Miller Dwellings.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 74% of properties managed by D.C Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Extra Large (10,000+)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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