Collaboration brings affordable housing to D.C.

Local government in the District of Columbia is teaming up with developers and the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust on Portner Flats, a 96-unit affordable housing project.

The $43.3 million, 8-story project will replace the deteriorated Portner Flats, a 48-unit Section 8 development spread over three buildings. The new building will have units ranging from studio size to three bedrooms, a children’s playground, exercise and multipurpose rooms, computer center and roof terrace. The development will include job training and programming for children and seniors.

In addition to the housing trust and the city, other partners and contractors are Somerset Development, the Jonathan Rose Cos., New Community Partners, Eric Colbert and Associates, Clark Foundations and Clark Concrete.

“This project is an example of what public-private partnerships can produce when everyone works together to strengthen our community,” Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said.

For more details on the project’s financing, click here.

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