Washington a city in District of Columbia

This city is served by the District of Columbia Housing Authority

District of Columbia Housing Authority
Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 4th, 2016

The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. This waiting list was last open in April 2013. It is not known when the waiting list will reopen.


Once the waiting list closed in 2013, with just more than 14,000 vouchers available, there were more than five-times more families on the waiting list than the number of vouchers the DCHA could give out.

As of May 2015, there are still more than 41,000 households on the waiting list, according to a post on the blog Poverty & Policy. As explained in the blog post, almost half of those still on the list identified as homeless.

For more information, visit the DCHA website, or call the office at (202) 535-1500.

District of Columbia Housing Authority
Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
ClosedClosedN/A

The District of Columbia public housing waiting list is currently closed.

Market Overview

Washington is a city in District of Columbia. The population of Washington, according to the 2010 Census, is 601,723. The total number of households in the city is 266,707. The average household size for Washington is 1.87. The total number of renter households in the city is 154,652 which means that 58% of households are renter households.

Washington’s Federally assisted affordable rental housing stock includes properties financed through the following programs:

ProgramPropertiesUnits
Section 8 87 9,942
LIHTC 103 15,717
Section 202 20 1,293
Section 811 8 141
Public Housing 6
Total 190 27,626
Note: The total does not necessarily equal the sum of each program as some properties may participate in multiple funding programs.

The average number of units per property for affordable rentals in Washington is 145.40. The largest Federally assisted affordable rental community in the city is Wingate Towers And Garden Apartments at 714 units and the smallest is Blackwell Apartment at 1 unit(s). 40 apartment properties provide housing for seniors containing 4,180 units. Of the 27,626 units, units include some form of rental assistance (like Section 8) to make rent more affordable for very low income families.

Federally Assisted Units By Property

Name Total Units
The Avenue
The Grays On Pennsylvania 118
Longfellow Arms Apartments 30
Parkfair Apartments 31
The Gilbertson Haass House 13
Manna Development Corp 35
Hanover Court 94
Capitol Hill Towers 204
Southview Apartments I 98
Mayfair Mansions Apartments 410
Golden Rule Apartments 183
Atlantic Terrace Ltd. C/o Winn Development Co. 196
Wheeler Creek 180
The Pentacle 182
Ncba Estates 175
Barnaby Manor Aka The Gregory 126
Johnson Towers 55
Parkway Overlook East 149
Wheeler Terrace Apartments 116
Parkway Overlook East 266
Riley-cheeks House 13
S.o.m.e. Inc. 95
King Towers 129
Lincoln Westmoreland II 122
Dupont Park Adventist Apartments 45
Capitol Park Plaza Apartments
Kenilworth Associates Ltd. 569
Casa Iris 40
Crescent Park Village 110
Campbell Heights 170
Fort Lincoln Senior Village II 177
Christopher Price House Aka Belmont Apartments 20
Parkchester Associates Apartments 94
Sayles Place Homes Inc. 61
Park Road Apartments 150
Capitol Manor 102
Blackwell Apartment 1
Green Door 10
Douglass Glen Gardens 152
Wdc-i 202
Phyllis Gieseler * 3
Eleventh Street Apartments 31
Gomes * 1
Mayfair Mansions 569
Covington Apartments 21
Temple Courts 211
Terrific Inc 14
Edgewood Terrace I 114
1030 17
Benning Courts 97
Huntington Village 204
Lincoln Westmoreland I 108
Sursum Corda Cooperative 199
William C. Smith 573
Howard Hill 47
Stoneridge Apartments Sec II 46
Peak Pool-brookland Park Apartments 79
Hedin House 48
Garfield Hills Apartments 94
Tyler House 284
Peak Pool-petworth Station Apartments 78
Benning Heights 148
Tel Court Cooperative * 56
Savannah Ridge Apartments 125
River Hill Cih Bolling View 126
Asbury Dwellings 147
Worthington Woods Apartments 392
Robert L Walker House 69
Hastings Development Corporation 60
Carmel Plaza North 133
Logan Circle Apartments 13
Belmont Crossing Aka Jeffrey Garden 273
Fort. Lincoln Senior Village III 306
Sunflower House 21
Royal Courts 126
Carver Terrace 312
Marigold Place 7
Congress Park I 214
Aspen Courts 105
1474 Chapin Street Nw 15
Parcel Five Apartments 123
N Street Village Inc. 94
Morris Road 30
Fort Chaplin Park 549
New Amsterdam Apartments 90
Immaculate Conception 136
Fifteenth Street Coop Assoc I* 24
Henson Ridge I Frederick Douglass 157
Meridian Manor Apartments 35
Ritch Homes 42
Northwest Coop No 15 162
Pitch Apartments 114
Dhaka House 152
The View 127
Burke Park 160
Ivy City 60
Kenyon Apartments 18
Parkside Terrace Apartments 316
Cavalier Apartments 233
Kelsey Gardens 54
400 M Street 138
Villages of Parklands-manor Village Apartments 230
The Parke 200
Paradise Manor 653
Glenn Arms Apartments 55
Fay Associates 190
Savannah Park Housing Ltd 64
Capitol Gateway Senior Estates 151
Delores Satterfield 1
Anchor Housing 9
Peak Pool-fort Stevens Hill Apartments 59
Fort Lincoln Senior Village I 187
Victory Heights 75
Columbia Heights Village Apartments 406
C/o United Planning Organization 347
Rockburne Estates 224
Woodmont Crossing 176
Stanton-wellington Apartments Dba Forest Ridge 398
1728 W Street Se 15
Hunter Pines West 82
Arthur Capper Senior I 162
Villages of Parklands-garden Village Apartments 230
Capper Acc Townhomes-phase I 162
Beecher Cooperative * 26
The Olympia Euclid Street Lofts 77
Friendship Court 136
Stanton Park Apts.-gainesville 36
Walbraff Apartments 28
Douglas Knoll Cooperative 185
Clifton Terrace 285
Williston Apartments * 30
North Capitol At Plymouth 69
Park Naylor Apartments 232
Southern Hills Apartments 255
Edmonston 470
Brookland Manor Apartments 535
W Street Apartments 18
Frederick Douglass Apartments 152
Oak Street Apartments 51
Foster House 76
Wah Luck House 153
Kennedy Institute 15
Washington Overlook 158
Bates Street Townhouses 37
Huntwood Courts 214
Galen Terrace 84
Urban Village 72
Benning Park Terrace 281
Cas Associates 9
Restoration Associates Inc. 6
Chhi House Otis House 6
Gordon Homes 12
Langston Lane 118
Parkway Overlook West 117
Lotus Square Apartments 172
Stoneridge I 109
Faircliff Plaza East 80
Glendale Gardens 80
Benning Road Apartments 86
803 T Street N.w. 2
Southview II Apartments 159
Barry Homes 24
Nbc Usa Housing Xxiv Inc. 40
St. Mary's Court 140
Parkchester I Apartments 141
Grafton T. Biglow 1
Golden Rule Center 40
Brookland Manor Aka Brentwood Village 535
The Green Valley Apartments 100
La Salle Apartments 52
Garfield Hills 94
Museum Square One Apartments 302
Meadowbrook Run 259
St James Mutual Home 107
Leland K Hall 2
Southern Ridge Apartments 156
Totten Towers Apartments 80
Parkchester Housing Coop 128
Faircliff Plaza West 112
Park Road/12th Street Apartments 61
Trenton Park 152
Stanton Park Apts.-wagner 26
Capitol Park Plaza 648
54th Street Housing 8
Woodley House 6
Madison Court 78
Northwest Cooperative No 17 145
Capitol Towers Elderly 93
Deaf Reach 25
Hunter Pines East Apartments 202
Atlantic Gardens 108
Montrose House 11
† This Property is Federally Assisted though Unit Counts are not available from HUD.

Rental Assistance for Tenants in Washington

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties.

In Washington, there are 108 affordable housing properties providing rental assistance to very low income households. In addition, District of Columbia Housing Authority provides 14,143 Section 8 rental vouchers in Washington.

To qualify for most rental assistance programs a renter must earn no more than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). In some cases, rental assistance is reserved for renters earning 30% or less of the AMI. In Washington, to qualify for Section 8 assistance, a renter household containing four persons must earn $0 or less. For some targeted rental assistance programs, a renter household of four can’t earn more than $0.

It’s important to remember that in many rental assistance programs there are minimum rent regulations requiring assistance recipients to make a minimum payment of between $25 and $50 per month no matter how low their income.

HUD Assistance Income Limits

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Income Limits

All affordable housing programs provided by or through the government have maximum income limits to qualify for assistance. These income limits are typically derived from the Area Median Income (AMI), the theoretical family income of the average household in a given geography.

The AMI is updated each year for each geographical area taking into consideration numerous economic indicators. The geographical areas used for establishing the AMI are either Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s) or counties.

Washington is in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA. The 2015 Area Median Income for a family of four in Washington is $0.

The income limits used for Section 8, public housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits. the HOME program and other Federal programs all are derived from the HUD defined AMI.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

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601,723

Population

1.87

Average Household Size

315,456

Total Renters

154,652

Renter Households

266,707

Total Households

High Renter
(97th percentile)

Renters or Owners

58%

% of Renter Households

$1,264

Median Rent

$78,892

Median Family Income

46.3%

Renters Overburdened

7.91%

Households in 60-80% AMI Range

27,626

Federally Assisted Units

190

Federally Assisted Projects

103/15,717

Tax Credit Projects/Units

87/9,942

Section 8 Projects/Units

20/1,293

Section 202 Projects/Units

8/141

Section 811 Projects/Units

40/4,180

Senior Projects/Units

145.4

Average Units Per Property

$2,566,112,400/year

Gross Rent Paid By All Renters

52.8%

Renters with No Vehicle

13.8%

Renters Below Poverty Level

30%

Renters Who Taxi, Bike, or Walk to Work

23.3%

Renters Who Use Public Transit to Work

20.4%

Renters With Children

9,727

Vacant Units For Rent

5.9%

Vacancy Rate

33.4%

Units With Utilities Included In Rent