Local Rent Supplement Program
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The DC Local Rent Supplement Program (LRSP) began in 2007 and is managed by the DC Housing Authority. To be eligible, applicants must be on the federal Section 8 housing voucher ewaiting list. The program includes two components: tenant based vouchers modeled on federal Section 8 housing vouchers and sponsor-based agreements that subsidize affordable housing developers and providers, incentivizing the creation of new affordable housing units. By mid-2012, about 1,718 units have been authorized and 1,238 units were occupied.
The program is funded through the city’s Housing Production Trust Fund and DC appropriations. In Fy13, $20 million were allocated. In addition, the DC Council voted to add $4 million to the program to target homeless families living in DC’s emergency shelter program, and move these families into stable housing. For FY14, DC funded the LRSP program using General Fund revenue. In addition, the DC Council added $2 million for project and sponsor based local rent supplement starting in FY14. This funding supported the creation of nearly 200-250 units. LRSP vouchers received a $9 million increase over FY15 and a FY16 appropriation of $46 million. Within funding for tenant-based vouchers, $2.3 million will go to Targeted Affordable Housing (TAH) that serves families and individuals who continue to need housing assistance after exiting permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing programs.
Contact: DC Housing Authority, 202-535-1000