WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Director Michael P. Kelly will provide an update on the administration’s efforts to produce and preserve affordable housing for District residents. Director Kelly will also announce the 2014 Notice of Funding Availability awardees.
The announcement is part of Mayor Gray’s regular Biweekly Press Briefing.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE SLIGHT DEPARTURE FROM USUAL TIME FOR BIWEEKLY PRESS BRIEFINGS)
WHERE: Future site of the Four Points Development Project; 2255 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE
BACKGROUND: With the District’s population continuing to grow at a rate of more than 1,000 net new residents per month, Mayor Gray’s administration has sought innovative approaches to generating quality affordable housing and has leveraged as many resources as possible to boost the District’s supply of affordable housing. Mayor Gray revived the Housing Production Trust Fund Advisory Board, created the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force and announced an ambitious and unprecedented goal to produce or preserve 10,000 affordable units by the year 2020.