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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 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

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

District of Columbia Housing Authority Website: http://www.dchousing.org/.

District of Columbia Housing Authority Phone: (202) 535-1500.

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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, District of Columbia Housing Authority manages 12,445 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 76 331 1,217 8,982 130 1,009 138
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $723 $1,754 $1,538 $1,428 $1,673 $1,336 $1,340
Monthly Cost $54,985 $580,647 $1,871,739 $12,824,792 $217,531 $1,348,249 $184,920

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 Apartments Operated by District of Columbia Housing Authority

Gibson Plaza

1301 7th St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Wheeler Creek

900 Varney St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Arthur Capper Senior I Apartments

900 5th St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia
Income Based
1-2 BR

Oxford Manor

2607 Bowen Rd SE
Washington, District Of Columbia
Income Based
1-2 BR

Barry Farms Dwellings

1292 Eaton Road SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Scattered Sites

915 S St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Scattered Site

48 New York Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Garifield Terrace

2361 11th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Garifield Terrace Senior

2301 11th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Ledroit Apartments

2125 4th St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Edgewood Commons

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

Claridge Towers

1221 M Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Fort Lincoln

3400 Banneker Drive NE
Washington, District Of Columbia
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Judiciary House

461 H Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Harvard Towers

1845 Harvard St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Regency House

5201 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

James Apartments

1425 N St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Scattered Sites

1227 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Columbia Road

1475 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Triangle View

3600 B St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Hopkins Apartments

1430 L Street SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Woodland Terrace

2311 Ainger Place SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Carroll Apartments

410 M St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia
Call For Rent
1 BR

Greenleaf Gardens

203 N Street SW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Syphax Gardens

1501 Half Street SW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Potomac Gardens

1225 G Street SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Kentucky Courts

340 13th Street SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Capitol Gateway

201 58th Street NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Wylie Courts

823 13th St NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Wade Apartments

1292 Eaton Road SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Scattered Sites

6429 8th St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

James Creek

1265 Half Street SW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Kelly Miller Dwellings

2101 4th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Capital Gateway

201 58th Street NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Glenncrest C

415 51st St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Glenncrest D

401 51st St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Glenncrest E

5078 G St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Sibley Plaza

1140 N Capitol St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Park Morton Apartments

617 Morton Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Montana Terrace

1625 Montana Ave NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Horizon House

1150 12th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Lincoln Heights

400 50th Street NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Benning Terrace

4450 G Street SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Langston Terrace

2101 G Street NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Highland Dwellings

400 Atlantic Street SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Kenilworth Courts

4500 Quarles Street NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Capital Quarters

816 3rd St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Fairlawn Marshall

2834 Q STREET
Washington, District Of Columbia
$1,076-1,206
1-2 BR

Matthews Memorial Terrace Apartments

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

Low Income Housing Managed by District of Columbia Housing Authority

Faircliff Plaza East

1350 Fairmont St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Hubbard Place ( Aka Cavalier Apartments )

3500 14th St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Faircliff Plaza West

1400 Euclid St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
1 BR
Subsidized

Urban Village

3403 16th St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Webster Gardens

124 Webster St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
$1,263-1,499
1-2 BR

Fort View Apartments

6040 13th Pl NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
$1,263-1,716
1-3 BR