Neil Albert
Former DCHA Board Chairman Neil Albert Credit: Darrow Montgomery/FILE

The D.C. Housing Authority and its former board of commissioners chairperson, Neil Albert, have received federal subpoenas related to accusations that Albert voted to approve millions of dollars in contracts for a female companion, according to a source directly involved in the investigation. Paola Moya, the owner of Moya Design Partners who purchased a home with Albert, also received a subpoena, the source says.

Neither Albert nor Moya responded to LL’s efforts to reach them. DCHA declined to comment.

Albert resigned as chairperson of DCHA’s board of commissioners, an 11-member body that oversees the agency’s operations, after news reports alleged that he approved contracts worth millions of dollars for Moya’s firm. Albert and Moya purchased a home together in D.C. in 2019, according to property records. The District Dig was first to report on Albert’s approval of contracts for Moya.

The subpoena sent to the housing authority directs the agency to preserve and produce documents, according to the source, who provided information on the condition of anonymity.