DCHFA Joins In On The Ribbon-Cutting and Re-Naming Ceremony Of The Hubbard Place Apartments
DCHFA Executive Director, Harry D. Sewell, joined a host of local dignitaries in the ribbon-cutting and re-naming of this important and historic property. Hubbard Place, formerly known as The Cavalier, was re-named for the late Leroy Hubbard, a long-time and determined advocate for the revitalization of this recently transformed Ward One neighborhood called Columbia Heights. Present to celebrate the historic preservation of this 230 unit affordable housing property were Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton; Mayor Adrian M. Fenty; Ward 1Councilmember Jim Graham; and a host of others. Formerly destroyed by the riots of 1968, this newly revitalized community is now one of the most desired areas of the city to live. Located within blocks of big box retailers, grocers and a metro station, the preservation of these homes to 230 families with incomes of 60% or less of area median income (AMI) was an accomplishment well worth celebrating!