District of Columbia Housing Authority

1133 N. Capitol Street, NE
Washington, District Of Columbia 20002

District of Columbia Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Washington, District Of Columbia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs.

District of Columbia Housing Authority serves Washington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
District of Columbia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other District of Columbia Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: District of Columbia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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

For more information, visit the DCHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/21/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the DCHA office.

Preferences were not confirmed.

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DCHA website here

Last Updated on 03/21/2019.

About District of Columbia Housing Authority

More information about District of Columbia Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.dchousing.org/.

Representatives of District of Columbia Housing Authority may be available by phone at (202) 535-1500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 03/20/2019, District of Columbia Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information for the DCHA Housing Choice Voucher program can be found here.

Public Housing Program

More information about the DCHA Public Housing Program can be found here

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

More information about the DCHA FSS Program can be found here.

Moving to Work Program

More information about the DCHA Moving To Work Program can be found here.


About the District of Columbia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, District of Columbia Housing Authority manages 12,490 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 78 331 1,379 8,679 137 1,017 140
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $652 $1,797 $1,143 $1,473 $1,739 $1,271 $1,327
Monthly Cost $50,877 $594,670 $1,576,529 $12,781,843 $238,292 $1,292,732 $185,839

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for District of Columbia Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 5% having issued approximately 2,301 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 65 years and 0.99999999999994 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,959 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 51% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 92% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the District of Columbia Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by District of Columbia Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $408 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,132. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $224.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by District of Columbia Housing Authority

Gibson Plaza

1301 7th St NW
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Wheeler Creek

900 Varney St SE
Washington, DC
HCV Welcome

Oxford Manor

2607 Bowen Rd SE
Washington, DC
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Barry Farms Dwellings

1292 Eaton Road SE
Washington, DC

Scattered Sites

915 S St NW
Washington, DC

Scattered Site

48 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC

Garifield Terrace

2361 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Garifield Terrace Senior

2301 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Ledroit Apartments

2125 4th St NW
Washington, DC

Edgewood Commons

635 Edgewood St NE
Washington, DC
$1,020-1,714
Studio-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Claridge Towers

1221 M Street NW
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Fort Lincoln

3400 Banneker Drive NE
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Judiciary House

461 H Street NW
Washington, DC

Harvard Towers

1845 Harvard St NW
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Regency House

5201 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC

James Apartments

1425 N St NW
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Scattered Sites

1227 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC

Columbia Road

1475 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC

Triangle View

3600 B St SE
Washington, DC
HCV Welcome

Hopkins Apartments

1430 L Street SE
Washington, DC

Woodland Terrace

2311 Ainger Place SE
Washington, DC

Carroll Apartments

410 M St SE
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
1 BR

Greenleaf Gardens

203 N Street SW
Washington, DC

Syphax Gardens

1501 Half Street SW
Washington, DC

Potomac Gardens

1225 G Street SE
Washington, DC

Kentucky Courts

340 13th Street SE
Washington, DC

Capitol Gateway

201 58th Street NE
Washington, DC

Wylie Courts

823 13th St NE
Washington, DC

Wade Apartments

1292 Eaton Road SE
Washington, DC

Scattered Sites

6429 8th St NW
Washington, DC

James Creek

1265 Half Street SW
Washington, DC

Kelly Miller Dwellings

2101 4th Street NW
Washington, DC

Capital Gateway

201 58th Street NE
Washington, DC

Glenncrest C

415 51st St SE
Washington, DC

Glenncrest D

401 51st St SE
Washington, DC

Glenncrest E

5078 G St SE
Washington, DC

Sibley Plaza

1140 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC

Park Morton Apartments

617 Morton Street NW
Washington, DC

Montana Terrace

1625 Montana Ave NE
Washington, DC

Horizon House

1150 12th Street NW
Washington, DC

Lincoln Heights

400 50th Street NE
Washington, DC

Benning Terrace

4450 G Street SE
Washington, DC

Langston Terrace

2101 G Street NE
Washington, DC

Highland Dwellings

400 Atlantic Street SE
Washington, DC

Kenilworth Courts

4500 Quarles Street NE
Washington, DC

Capital Quarters

816 3rd St SE
Washington, DC

Fairlawn Marshall

2834 Q STREET
Washington, DC
$1,076-1,206
1-2 BR

Matthews Memorial Terrace Apartments

2632 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Public Housing Operated by District of Columbia Housing Authority

Faircliff Plaza East

1350 Fairmont St NW
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Hubbard Place ( Aka Cavalier Apartments )

3500 14th St NW
Washington, DC
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Faircliff Plaza West

1400 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Urban Village

3403 16th St NW
Washington, DC
HCV Welcome

Webster Gardens

124 Webster St NW
Washington, DC
$1,217-1,443
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Fort View Apartments

6040 13th Pl NW
Washington, DC
$1,217-1,651
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome