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City Will Rebuild NE Apartments as Affordable Housing

The Washington Interfaith Network continues to hold Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to his promise to build affordable housing as members of the powerful group join the mayor to announce the development of 56 affordable units in Ward 7.

On Tuesday morning, Fenty (D) and group are expected to announce that Dix Street Corridor Revitalization Partners LLC will renovate abandoned apartment buildings at Eastern Avenue and Dix Street NE.

Families earning between $25,000 and $75,000 annually will be eligible for the homes.

The network, known as WIN, has been influential in the construction of affordable housing in the District for several years. In 2007, Fenty pledged that he would spend $117 million annually to maintain and build affordable housing.

WIN, a multi-faith group, is a campaign must for candidates each election year. With Fenty and several council members up for re-election in 2010, WIN leaders have pressured the administration and council to stay committed to affordable housing in a budget crisis.

-- Nikita Stewart

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  September 8, 2009; 10:10 AM ET
Categories:  Affordable Housing , Nikita Stewart  
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All housing that is not offered in an open auction is doomed to failure and corruption.

As soon as someone makes more than $75k who is going to "kick them out of their home?" There will be gnashing of teeth and suddenly it's no longer affordable housing, but graft for the well-connected.

Posted by: bbcrock | September 8, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Fifty-six units? That will take care of the housing problem.

Posted by: jckdoors | September 8, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Good for the Interfaith Network. Nice to read a story about persistence.

Posted by: sugarstreet | September 10, 2009 4:30 AM | Report abuse

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