REAL ESTATE SERVICES
About Real Estate Services
For the past twenty-five (25) years CHCTDC has offered a wide variety of Real Estate services to the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents in the District of Columbia (DC). As part of our mission to create better communities; we established a Real Estate Development Department to provide comprehensive housing counseling, training, advocacy, and affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income home buyers, tenants, and home owners in DC, more specifically communities East of the Anacostia River.
This department has multiple goals and objectives built-in which are all to the benefit of DC residents. One main goal is to reduce and prevent homelessness, while increasing sustainable housing opportunities by providing the skills, motivation and empowerment necessary within families and communities. In addition, our Real Estate Department was designed to also augment our Home Renovations and Building Construction programs for which we offer job training and placement in the Human Capital Department. Through this effort, we are able to help individuals and families find the home they can afford to rent or purchase, while providing employment for those in our Home Renovation and Building Construction programs which provides significant hands-on experience. At CHCTDC, we believe it is very important to develop the individual and group capacity in order to achieve economic, physical, and social development of homes and neighborhoods.
Our team of expert housing counselors provides one-on-one counseling assistance to help clients achieve their goals in the housing market. This may include but is not limited to assistance with qualifying residents to buy homes, financial assistance, finding properties for purchase or rent, assistance with selling a property, sourcing of excellent contractors for home repairs, and assistance with how to navigate DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) myriad of Housing programs for eligible DC residents.
CHCTDC believes in equal housing for all and in providing these services we do not discriminate. Therefore, we share below the notice of non-discrimination act for DC for all to see and hold us by.
Notice of Non-discrimination
In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Our Construction & Community Development Projects
Residential Construction Project
Woodmont Homes Development – These single-family homes are located in a unique oasis in Washington, DC. Woodmont is surrounded by parkland yet downtown is only minutes away. Woodmont features convenient Pennsylvania Ave access and an exclusive address. These homes came with luxurious amenities including, 3 finished levels, 3 and 1/2 baths; with open floor plans and designer finishes including hardwood floors, ceramic tile baths and granite kitchens. We were able to complete 36 units, which cost approximately $15 million.
Chatham Village Apartments- Chatham Village is a 93 unite mixed income apartment complex owned and operated by an IDS affiliate. The community features a rural setting and on-site recreational facilities. The unique single level design allows each unit to have an individual entrance and porch. The interior features vaulted ceilings and bay windows; fully equipped kitchens highlighted by a breakfast bar.
Commercial Construction Project
Old Congress Heights School Redevelopment – As a dilapidated and vagrant used school building, the Old Congress Heights school stood vacant for nearly thirty years. Using a combination of public and private financing, CHCTDC led the redevelopment of this 50k square foot historically educational building and also the construction of a new 20k square foot educational building which served as home to a public charter school, but presently house the University of the District of Columbia’s Community College of Workforce Development.
Commercial Construction Project
Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center- CHCTDC redeveloped this property (previously residential zoned C-2A) into a business incubator. 3200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE is now the home of the Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center (CHACC), The May Firm and houses other businesses in its redeveloped spaces.
Testimonials from Home buyers, Home Owners, and Tenants we have assisted.
⦁ “Thanks to Congress Heights CDC, I am able to have an affordable apartment for rent in this expensive DC housing market.” – Tyrell Garner
⦁ “The wealth of knowledge which the experts show case regarding housing in DC is exceptional.” – Byron Brown
⦁ “Thank you for helping me buy my first home.” – Anonymous