On June 22, 2017 Housing Opportunities Unlimited (HOU) presented to the Park Morton Steering Committee about the current human capital services being provided to Park Morton residents. HOU received a grant for FY17 to provide these services. The Community Builders (TCB), one-half of the Park Morton development team, also presented on their Community Life division, which focuses on bringing services to support resident and community success to communities where TCB is developing. TCB will begin rolling out their Community Life program at Park Morton and in the broader Park View community later this year, and will be working in collaboration with HOU. The meeting presentations can be viewed here:
Park Morton: Updates
On June 28th DMPED presented to the DCHA Board of Commissioners about the subsidies – both capital and operating – needed to support NCI’s development pipeline. In 2015, NCI began working to project its full pipeline – all of the onsite and offsite development needed to complete the NCI neighborhoods adhering as closely as possible to the four core NCI principles – along with timeline and cost projections. A 2014 policy report recommended that NCI do this work, which had not been done to date. Specifically, the report recommended exploring using different operating subsidies instead of ACC (Annual Contributions Contract), the typical public housing subsidy. DMPED’s presentation to the board provides an overview of the work done to date to fully project NCI’s pipeline, and the impact to the project of using Project-Based Vouchers rather than ACC. The presentation can be viewed HERE.