The GRHC continues to work toward converting all units within our Low-Income Public Housing program to Section 8 Project-Based housing. Section 8 provides relatively stable funding that makes it possible to attract private investment in affordable housing; this investment will enable the GRHC to undertake needed renovations at these developments.
Scattered Sites Duplex Units
The Housing Commission has completed the conversion of 20 Scattered Sites duplex units through the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
The GRHC is undertaking a total of $526,000 in improvements at these units, with funding through HUD Capital Fund program grants. Planned improvements include...
Sewer line and drainage renovations
Concrete and driveway repairs
Exterior lighting improvements
Kitchen improvements, including new flooring, cabinets, counter tops, appliances
Energy- and water-saving improvements, including programmable thermostats, "low-flow" toilets, water heaters
Exterior and storm door replacement
New smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
Adams Park Apartments
The GRHC plans to convert the 188 units at Adams Park through the Streamlined Voluntary Conversion program that is part of HUD’s Asset Repositioning initiative. This spring we will submit an application for $1.07 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits that will be sold to investors to fund $4.6 million in improvements at Adams Park, including...
Trash compactor replacement
Exterior lighting improvements
New furniture in the Adams Park gazebo
Vinyl flooring replacement
Roofing and window replacement/repairs
New kitchen and bath cabinets and counter tops
Renovations will get underway when funding is available; no planned improvements will require displacing residents from their homes.
GRHC Awarded $1.4 Million in LIHTC in Support of Antoine Court
The GRHC has been awarded $1.4 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) which will be leveraged to fund construction of Antoine Court Apartments, a Section 8 Project-Based program development tailored to meet the housing and supportive needs of homeless veterans and other individuals who qualify for Permanent Supportive Housing. The GRHC currently administers 22 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers and plans to provide an additional 28 vouchers that will help subsidize the planned development.
Antoine Court will be located on Division Avenue between Antoine Street SW and Delaware Street SW. The three-story structure will feature fifty 690-square-foot one-bedroom apartments, including five barrier-free units; all units will meet accessibility standards and be designed so that they can be converted to barrier free as needed.
Construction of the $13.5 million development is scheduled to begin in spring 2020, and the facility is slated to open in 2021. Isaac V. Norris & Associates is the architect for this project and the general contractor is Triangle Associates.
LIHTC Sought for Hope Community Improvements
During spring 2020 the GRHC applied for federal Low‑Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) which will be leveraged to fund $1.18 million in improvements at Hope Community, a 24-unit Rapid Re-Housing program development that serves homeless women and their minor children.