A sign for DCHA in front of the white building that houses the department
The sign for the DCHA headquarters in Northeast D.C. Photo by Will Schick

The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) is hoping to increase public housing opportunities for currently waitlisted families. 

To accomplish this, they are recommending that all qualifying families update their contact and household information within the next two months, according to a press release. 

This opportunity is only open to families currently on the DCHA waitlist, which was frozen in 2013. The goal of this campaign is to match those families with the best-fit housing units, hence the need for updated information.

“As part of the District’s greater network of affordable housing providers, the DC Housing Authority wants to ensure those who still need housing provide up-to-date contact and household information for our files,” said DCHA Executive Director Brenda Donald. 

Anyone currently on the DCHA waitlist is highly encouraged to fill out the newly updated forms available on DCHA’s website. Current waitlist customers can also update their information by calling (844) 306-0531. 

Although the waitlist currently remains closed to new applicants, there are now hundreds of public housing units available for current families, according to the release. This campaign will expedite the application and move-in process so more families can access safe and affordable housing.