This morning, D.C.’s new Housing Resource Center held its official grand opening in Anacostia, offering “a new one-stop shop for quality affordable housing services.”
The new center will be D.C.’s “central source” of resources for low and moderate-income people looking to “purchase and rehabilitate homes and prevent mortgage default and foreclosure.” There will also be computers for people to use dchousingsearch.org, according to a city press release.
The new center is the product of a collaboration between Fannie Mae and D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), which recently relocated its headquarters to Anacostia.
Mayor Adrian Fenty and DHCD director Leila Finucane Edmonds attended this morning’s event. If Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry attended, his name is conspicuously missing from the press release.
The center will also serve as an office space for the Housing Regulation Administration (HRA), which administers the District’s rental housing and condominium laws, and in-take specialists from University Legal Services (ULS), who will provide “rental counseling to assist DC residents with locating affordable and accessible housing,” according to the city press release.
More information: DHCD’s Housing Resource Center is located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE and Good Hope Road, SE, accessible via bus routes along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, and less than a mile from the Anacostia Metro Station. The center’s hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Customers can contact the center by phone at (202)-442-6998.
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