Award Winning Affordable Housing in Washington D.C.
Photo: Rhode Island Row
is organized around a landscaped main street that leads to Metrorail’s Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood station (courtesy of Rhode Island Row)
PD&R Best Practices
April 15, 2014
Washington D.C.’s population has experienced rapid growth and with it a housing market severely lacking in affordable rental units. In an effort to provide a solution, Urban Atlantic and A&R Development Corporation collaborated with local stakeholders to build Rhode Island Row, a 70,000 square foot mixed-use affordable residential community. The building earned Urban Land Institute’s Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Award. Rhode Island Row contains 274 apartments, of which 55 are for very low-income renters and 219 are for workforce households. A&R Development Corporation joined with the D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development to attain zoning for the building that will maintain a 20-year affordability restriction. More…