Volume 31

District of Columbia Housing Authority Reform: Low-Income Housing Problems and Reformatory Action

by Drew Knauss

Affordable housing in the United States faces several challenges including a lack of supply and a lack of quality housing for many tenants. This means that, for lowest-income housing seekers, many are left without affordable options or in inadequate housing. This housing can be unsafe and detrimental to the health and development of residents. While this crisis can be seen nationwide, this Note will focus on the affordable housing offered by the D.C. Housing Authority(DCHA). The Department of Housing and Urban Development has conducted an audit of DCHA that identified major problems that must be remedied. This Note will detail the major issues with DCHA and offer a number of potential actions that could improve the operation of DCHA and the properties they manage.

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