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Brenda Donald, Executive Director
March 17, 2023
The Honorable Phil Mendelson
Council of the District of Columbia
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20004-3003
Dear Chairman Mendelson:
Pursuant to D.C. Official Code 2-352.02, I have enclosed, for consideration by the Council of
the District of Columbia, the Council Contract Summary for the Agreement to Enter into a Long
Term Subsidy Contract ("ALTSC") between the District of Columbia Housing Authority
("DCHA") and Fort Totten Limited Partnership (the "Owner"). DCHA proposes to provide a
housing subsidy to the Owner in the initial annual amount of Seven Hundred Twenty Three
Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Eight Dollars ($723,888) annually for a multi-year term of
fifteen (15) years, in support of the District's Local Rent Supplement Program ("LRSP") to
provide affordable housing units at Fort Totten Senior Apartments located at 5543 South Dakota
Concurrently, I have also enclosed for consideration by the Council the Local Rent Supplement
Program Contract No. 2021-LRSP-0lA Approval Resolution of 2023 .
As always, I am available to discuss any questions you may have regarding the proposed LTSC.
In order to facilitate a response to any questions concerning this ALTSC, please have your staff
contact me at (202) 535-1513 .
I look forward to your favorable consideration of this proposed ALTSC agreement.
Executive Director, District of Columbia Housing Authority
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6 Columbia Housing Authority
11 A PROPOSED RESOLUTION
14 IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
20 To approve an agreement to enter into a long-term subsidy contract for 15 years in support of the
21 District's Local Rent Supplement Program to fund housing costs associated with
22 affordable housing units for Contract No. 2021-LRSP-0 IA with Fort Totten Limited
23 Partnership for LRSP units at Fort Totten located at 5543 South Dakota, NE,
24 Washington, D.C. 20011.
27 RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
28 resolution may be cited as the "Local Rent Supplement Program with Fort Totten Senior
29 Apartments Contract No. 2021-LRSP-0 IA Approval Resolution of 2023 ".
30 Sec. 2. (a) In 2007, the District passed Title II of the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support
31 Act of 2006 ("BSA") to provide funding for affordable housing for extremely low-income
32 households in the District. The passage of the BSA created the Local Rent Supplement Program
33 ("LRSP"), a program designed to provide affordable housing and supportive services to
34 extremely low-income District residents, including those who are homeless or in need of
35 supportive services, such as elderly individuals or those with disabilities, through project-based,
36 tenant-based, and sponsored-based LRSP affordable housing units. The BSA provided for the
37 District of Columbia Housing Authority ("DCHA") to administer the LRSP on behalf of the
39 (b) In 2021, the DCHA participated in a request for proposals issued by the District of
40 Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development. Of the multiple proposals
41 received, ten (10) developers were chosen to work with DCHA and other District agencies to
42 develop affordable housing and permanent supportive housing units for extremely low-income
43 families making zero to 30% of the area's median income, as well as the chronically homeless
44 and individuals with mental or physical disabilities. Upon approval of the contract by the
45 Council, DCHA will enter into an agreement to enter into a long-term subsidy contract
46 ("ALTSC") with the selected housing providers under the LRSP for housing services .
47 (c) There exists an immediate need to approve the long term subsidy contract with Fort
48 Totten Limited Partnership under the LRSP in order to provide long-term affordable housing
49 units for extremely low-income households for units located at 5543 South Dakota, N.E.
50 (d) The legislation to approve the contract will authorize an ALTSC between the District
51 of Columbia Housing Authority and Fort Totten Limited Partnership with respect to the payment
52 of a rental subsidy and allows the owner to lease the rehabilitated units at Fort Totten and house
53 extremely low-income households with incomes at 30% or less of the area median income.
54 Sec. 3. Pursuant to section 451 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved
55 December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 803; D.C. Official Code 1-204.51), and section 202 of the
56 Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, effective April 8, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-371; D.C.
57 Official Code 2-352 .02), the Council approves the ALTSC with Fort Totten Limited
58 Partnership to provide an operating subsidy in support of thirty-nine (39) affordable units in
59 an initial amount not to exceed $723,888.00 annually.
61 Sec. 4. Transmittal.
62 The Council shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, to the District of
63 Columbia Housing Authority and the Mayor.
65 Sec. 5. Fiscal impact statement.
66 The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the
67 fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 197 5,
68 approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code l-301.47a).
70 Sec. 6. Effective date.
71 This resolution shall take effect immediately.