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Mayor Bowser to Deliver 549 Preserved and Renovated Affordable Housing Units for Ward 7 Families

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, May 15, at 11:30 am, Mayor Bowser will cut the ribbon on the Fort Chaplin Park Apartments and celebrate preserving 549 mostly family-sized affordable units in Ward 7.

Through the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, Fort Chaplin Park tenants were able to partner with a private developer to preserve and upgrade their affordable homes. The project was made possible through a $94 million acquisition and renovation— the largest tax-exempt bond, affordable housing preservation deal in District history.


Wednesday, May 15, at 11:30 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Vincent C. Gray, Ward 7
Todd Lee, Executive Director/CEO, DC Housing Finance Agency
Tyrone Garrett, Director, DC Housing Authority
Polly Donaldson, Director, DC Department of Housing and Community Development
Kristi C. Whitfield, Director, Department of Small and Local Business Development


Fort Chaplin Park Apartments
Community Center
4212 East Capitol Street, NE
*Closest Metro Station: Benning Road Station*
*Bus Routes: 96, 97*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).